Idling engines make the devil’s work

They can harm and kill, and for no good reason.


Trump and Pruitt are trying to gut the US EPA and undermine its function to protect health and the environment

Reagan tried the same thing in the 1980s and here’s an example of how he failed at the Times Beach, Missouri dioxin Superfund site


1 Jun 2018

How Big Oil Now Talks about Climate Change

It’s real. It’s happening. It’s dangerous. BUT…


1 May 2018

R.I.P. Ishimure Michiko, 1928 – February 10, 2018

Ishimure wrote movingly about the suffering and resilience of the people afflicted by mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan, one of the most grievous environmental disasters. Her empathy, kindness and courage served as a source of and inspiration for the story about Minimata, as told below.


6 Mar 2018

A lawsuit to stop the expansion of Dublin Airport was rejected by the High Court

But the lawsuit has paid a rather large legal dividend: a ground-breaking finding by the High Court of a constitutional right to an environment that protects human dignity and well-being


1 Feb 2018

Wishes for 2018

Some hopeful, some desperate


1 Jan 2018

Winning the battle over climate change

But losing the war?


1 Dec 2017

Trump’s Pending Repeal of Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Not so easy because of the EPA Endangerment finding on carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act


2 Nov 2017

Irish Ambassadors and Champions of Climate Change

Coming soon to a community near you


1 Oct 2017

Trump’s climate policies are putting us all at increased, significant risk

At least at the same time he is shooting himself in the foot


1 Sep 2017

Inequality is bad for the environment

And the environment is bad for inequality


1 Aug 2017

Trump was going to ignore or undermine the Paris Climate Accord, whether he stayed or left

Why it will be best for everyone else now that he is leaving


1 Jun 2017


An example of and model for an enforcement operation against polluting diesel trucks


2 May 2017

It’s Time to Scare the Bejesus Out of People about Climate Change

Part 2 – More Bejesus Needed, But for Whom?


1 Apr 2017

Everybody Seems to Be Moving to Cities. Why?

Looking for jobs and excitement, escaping war zones, and, soon, getting away from climate change impacts


1 Mar 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR? Not Much of A Chance for That in 2017

Thanks to T-Rex and RasPUTIN


1 Jan 2017

Mary Robinson suggested that eating vegetables instead of meat might be good for the planet

The farming lobby busted an artery in response. They could have saved their artery by eating less meat and more vegetables.


1 Nov 2016

40 years ago a cloud of dioxin descended on Seveso, Italy

The land and homes became toxic, hundreds of children were inflicted with chloracne, pregnant women were put at risk


1 Sep 2016

Brexit, BoJo and the Conservative Party, and Air Pollution in London and Beyond: What A Mess

Who will protect the citizens of London and other urban areas against air pollution – not the UK government, with or without Brexit


1 Jul 2016