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# nature - Saturday 18 June, 2022

Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland
# Nature
# Nature

Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland

Jun 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,353 Views 8 Comments

Author John Connell writes about how a canoe trip in lockdown showed him the importance of the country’s waterways.

# nature - Monday 18 April, 2022

The Bee Guy: Diary of a mother bumble bee stuck at the window
# Help Them Out
# Help Them Out

The Bee Guy: Diary of a mother bumble bee stuck at the window

Apr 18th 2022, 9:00 PM 21,285 Views 11 Comments

Paul Handrick charts the story of that one bee you hear tapping at the window to get out, and he asks us to help her escape.

# nature - Saturday 26 March, 2022

The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 29,805 Views 9 Comments

Paul Handrick has some helpful advice for keeping queen bumblebees alive if you see them in trouble.

# nature - Saturday 19 February, 2022

BirdWatch Ireland calls for reports of invasive parrot species after sightings in Dublin park
# Ring-necked Parakeets
# Ring-necked Parakeets

BirdWatch Ireland calls for reports of invasive parrot species after sightings in Dublin park

Feb 19th 2022, 8:00 PM 65,288 Views 42 Comments

The birds have been spotted in Griffith Park in Drumcondra.

# nature - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity
# Emergency
# Emergency

Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity

Feb 2nd 2022, 3:47 PM 5,314 Views 8 Comments

Campaigners have been waiting for the assembly to be called since a biodiversity emergency was declared in 2019.

# nature - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Egyptian vulture spotted in Co Roscommon
# Lough Rea
# Lough Rea

Egyptian vulture spotted in Co Roscommon

Jan 1st 2022, 5:10 PM 55,726 Views 37 Comments

The male bird was first observed yesterday morning by the National Parks and Wildlife Services warden.

# nature - Monday 20 December, 2021

Crackdown sees 50 cases launched against illegal hedge cutting this year
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

Crackdown sees 50 cases launched against illegal hedge cutting this year

Dec 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,171 Views 18 Comments
  • Huge crackdown on illegal cutting during bird nesting season over the past two years, writes Niall Sargent of Noteworthy
  • Since 2020, the wildlife service has taken as many cases to court as it did between 2010 and 2019
  • Over €45,000 was paid by guilty parties in fines, costs and donations to charities this year alone

# nature - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'It is urgent': 'Frustration' that still no date set for Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity
# Nature
# Nature

'It is urgent': 'Frustration' that still no date set for Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity

Oct 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 5,132 Views 3 Comments
  • This planned Citizens' Assembly is currently "under discussion at a senior level" between two government departments.
  • Environmentalists have said it's "frustrating" to still be awaiting a timeline for the assembly.
  • Ireland declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in 2019.

# nature - Friday 8 October, 2021

A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability

Oct 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,598 Views 7 Comments

Farm subsidies to protect biodiversity need to be channelled into results-led projects.

# nature - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Komodo dragon and two in five shark species in danger of becoming extinct
# Red List
# Red List

Komodo dragon and two in five shark species in danger of becoming extinct

Sep 4th 2021, 3:45 PM 16,869 Views 15 Comments

About 28% of the 138,000 species assessed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature are now at risk of vanishing.

# nature - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Funding failure: Most of Ireland's biodiversity spend goes on schemes that have little impact
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Funding failure: Most of Ireland's biodiversity spend goes on schemes that have little impact

Aug 28th 2021, 9:15 AM 14,087 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s overall spending on biodiversity protection is also under internationally-accepted levels.

# nature - Friday 27 August, 2021

Loss of Ireland's biodiversity is accelerating - and we're missing the chance to halt it
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

Loss of Ireland's biodiversity is accelerating - and we're missing the chance to halt it

Aug 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,880 Views 40 Comments
  • A host of iconic Irish species and habitats are under threat, writes Niall Sargent in first part of Noteworthy's investigation into biodiversity loss
  • Virtually none of our protected nature areas have management plans
  • An expert forum has labelled the State as the “biggest transgressor of environmental law in Ireland”

# nature - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about flowers?
# Ah Petal
# Ah Petal

Quiz: How much do you know about flowers?

Apr 24th 2021, 10:00 PM 55,135 Views 15 Comments

Test your knowledge.

# nature - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'

Apr 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 9,494 Views 9 Comments

The biologist and writer shares an extract from his book Entangled Life.

# nature - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
# Nature
# Nature

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

Apr 15th 2021, 8:13 AM 16,938 Views 21 Comments

One in four birds is now on the so-called red list.

# nature - Monday 22 February, 2021

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 76,022 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy finds biodiversity in a battle with some farming practices – and a low level of accountability demanded by the Department of Agriculture.

3,000 kilometres cut in three years: Ireland's hedgerow heritage at risk
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

3,000 kilometres cut in three years: Ireland's hedgerow heritage at risk

Feb 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 46,823 Views 60 Comments

Noteworthy discovers rich hedgerow resource cut back by local authorities during bird nesting season.

# nature - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Human activity sends wildlife into ‘freefall’ with 66% drop in global populations since 1970
# Nature
# Nature

Human activity sends wildlife into ‘freefall’ with 66% drop in global populations since 1970

Sep 10th 2020, 11:21 AM 13,481 Views 41 Comments

Charity WWF is calling for national laws to stop the impact of human activity on nature.

# nature - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
# Good Eyes
# Good Eyes

Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

Sep 1st 2020, 8:31 PM 22,096 Views 6 Comments

The photos come from the almost 50,000 entries to the Natural History Museum’s competition.

# nature - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape

Apr 25th 2020, 12:30 PM 44,225 Views 61 Comments

The council said that many parks, and all playgrounds, are now chemical-free.

# nature - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Over 500 plant species became extinct in the past 250 years, new study finds
# Nature
# Nature

Over 500 plant species became extinct in the past 250 years, new study finds

Jun 11th 2019, 10:37 AM 7,883 Views 11 Comments

A new study has found that plant extinction is occurring up to 500 times faster than ‘natural’ rates.

# nature - Friday 24 May, 2019

A new survey is asking people to report sightings of wild honey bee colonies in Ireland this summer
# Bee On The Lookout
# Bee On The Lookout

A new survey is asking people to report sightings of wild honey bee colonies in Ireland this summer

May 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 28,211 Views 27 Comments

The survey is the first of its kind in Europe.

# nature - Monday 6 May, 2019

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature
# Extinction
# Extinction

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature

May 6th 2019, 12:54 PM 25,036 Views 57 Comments

Over one million animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction.

# nature - Sunday 21 April, 2019

These breathtaking photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year
# Photography
# Photography

These breathtaking photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year

Apr 21st 2019, 9:15 PM 68,037 Views 19 Comments

The contest carries a $7,500 first prize.

# nature - Sunday 31 March, 2019

These stunning photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year
# Photography
# Photography

These stunning photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year

Mar 31st 2019, 10:30 AM 33,869 Views 6 Comments

Entries are still being accepted.

# nature - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Petition accusing councils of cutting down too many trees reaches over 5,500 signatures
# Nature
# Nature

Petition accusing councils of cutting down too many trees reaches over 5,500 signatures

Mar 9th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,418 Views 57 Comments

The petition wants councils to stop cutting down trees in public spaces without informing the public.

# nature - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them
# Laws Of Attraction
# Laws Of Attraction

Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them

Feb 9th 2019, 6:00 PM 7,353 Views 3 Comments

Male butterflies show a preference for females that have similar markings.

# nature - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Shooting a music video in the Wicklow woods
# Column
# Column

Ireland in a Snapshot: Shooting a music video in the Wicklow woods

Dec 8th 2018, 9:00 PM 19,381 Views 2 Comments

I was honoured to be asked to shoot a music video for artist David Rooney, best known for his unique illustrations, I didn’t realise he had a hidden talent as a singer, writes Donal Moloney.

# nature - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat
# Nature
# Nature

Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat

Nov 29th 2018, 11:02 AM 12,069 Views 27 Comments

A three-year survey of the duck-billed animal suggested its numbers had fallen by 30%.

# nature - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Once upon a time, Ireland was full of penguins - here's how they disappeared
# Penguin
# Penguin

Once upon a time, Ireland was full of penguins - here's how they disappeared

Nov 20th 2018, 8:00 PM 35,739 Views 21 Comments

No, not the chocolate bars – real penguins. Author Rob Maguire explains.

BBC nature team defends decision to intervene and save mother and baby emperor penguins
# Dynasties
# Dynasties

BBC nature team defends decision to intervene and save mother and baby emperor penguins

Nov 20th 2018, 2:47 PM 46,416 Views 28 Comments

The decision broke a principle of nature film-making to observe but not interfere.

# nature - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Endangered pygmy elephant shot dead in Malaysia 'out of revenge for destroying crops'
# Borneo
# Borneo

Endangered pygmy elephant shot dead in Malaysia 'out of revenge for destroying crops'

Jul 26th 2018, 11:07 AM 11,417 Views 23 Comments

At least 18 pygmy elephants have been killed in the region since April.

# nature - Friday 1 June, 2018

Hawaii faces hottest and fastest lava yet with flows covering six football fields in an hour
# Kilauea
# Kilauea

Hawaii faces hottest and fastest lava yet with flows covering six football fields in an hour

Jun 1st 2018, 7:15 AM 13,980 Views 8 Comments

“It can’t get hotter than where we are,” said a scientist from the US Geological Survey.

# nature - Sunday 29 April, 2018

These nature photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
# Travel
# Travel

These nature photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Apr 29th 2018, 12:00 PM 22,004 Views 10 Comments

Photographers are competing for a top prize of $10,000.

# nature - Saturday 14 April, 2018

The harder a male tries to woo a female, the more likely they are to render their species extinct - study
# We're Doomed
# We're Doomed

The harder a male tries to woo a female, the more likely they are to render their species extinct - study

Apr 14th 2018, 5:30 PM 32,068 Views 58 Comments

Research into certain extinct crustaceans shows the more energy put into creating larger sexual organs, the more likely the species might cease to exist.

# nature - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark
# Misunderstood
# Misunderstood

Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark

Mar 3rd 2018, 11:00 AM 13,490 Views 3 Comments

A group of scientists spent several weeks diving with whale sharks in the Galapagos Islands.

# nature - Saturday 13 January, 2018

How the 'soft chaos' of nature reduces stress and helps us physically heal
# Get Out
# Get Out

How the 'soft chaos' of nature reduces stress and helps us physically heal

Jan 13th 2018, 9:45 AM 13,367 Views 14 Comments

Come with us, on a walk through Dublin’s Botanic Gardens.

# nature - Saturday 16 December, 2017

10,000-year-old skeleton of woolly mammoth sells for over €500,000 at auction
# Sold
# Sold

10,000-year-old skeleton of woolly mammoth sells for over €500,000 at auction

Dec 16th 2017, 6:50 PM 11,156 Views 15 Comments

The giant skeleton was bought by the chief executive of a French waterproofing company whose logo is of the prehistoric mammal.

San Francisco Aquatic Park closed to swimmers after two sea lions attacks
# San Francisco
# San Francisco

San Francisco Aquatic Park closed to swimmers after two sea lions attacks

Dec 16th 2017, 3:09 PM 15,977 Views 14 Comments

A sea lion bit a man in the groin area yesterday as he swam in the waters.

# nature - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Here are some of this year's best nature photos from around the world
# National Geographic
# National Geographic

Here are some of this year's best nature photos from around the world

Nov 12th 2017, 9:00 PM 27,653 Views 17 Comments

National Geographic is looking for the nature photographer of the year.

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