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Covid, Climate and Health: The Lancet Countdown

Converging crises of health, Covid-19 and climate breakdown

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Bialowieza Forest: The Last Primeval Forest in Europe – To The Last Tree Standing (Greenpeace)

The last primeval forest in Europe is reconstructed virtually, it goes viral, then is virtually destroyed, leaving one virtual tree standing. A viral lesson

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1 Dec 2020

Ariel Brunner of Birdlife International on “Saving Europe’s Environmental Laws”

On saving the critical EU Birds and Habitats Directives

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1 Nov 2020

Collapsology

Are we at the end of the world, or does it just fell like that

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1 Oct 2020

James FitzGerald, “Home Turf”

Balancing bogs as museums, that present an unrivaled historical and ecological record, and as living landscapes.

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1 Sep 2020

James FitzGerald, “Agriculture Under Ireland’s New Coalition”

Environmentalists will have to remain vigilant and ensure that the new Irish coalition sharpens its commitments on climate policies impacting agriculture

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1 Jul 2020

Report on Destructive Nature of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Ireland

Report from Friends of the Earth Ireland on why and how subsidies for gas are causing more GHGs and environmental harms.

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1 Jun 2020

John Sweeney, “Looking Beyond Our Living Room Window”

How do we protect the earth after the virus crisis has passed. What lessons have we learned.

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1 May 2020

Trump blocked over plans to build wall around Irish golf resort at Doonbeg County Clare

Trump’s attempt to build a seawall at Doonbeg rejected by Irish planning authority

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1 Apr 2020

Niall Sargent, “The Green Wave: The Impact on the Next Irish Government.”

The recent Green Wave in Irish politics and how it will affect the formation and operation of the new Irish government

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1 Mar 2020

Michael Northrop, “The most courageous climate action isn’t national”

While the big GHG emitters, including the United States and China, shunned their responsibility at the Madrid talks, cities, states, regions, businesses, and especially the youth showed courage.

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1 Feb 2020

Irish Climate Inaction: From Lagging to Begrudging

The Irish government current positions on climate action seem like Green Washing rather than any substantive change of heart or mind.

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1 Jan 2020

Climate activist Greta Thunberg on why being on the autism spectrum is her “superpower”

She attributes her hyperfocus and “outside-the-box thinking” to being on the autism spectrum, viewing her condition as an advantage for addressing the current climate crisis

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1 Nov 2019

Assessment of Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan

Ambitious or Flat-footed?

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1 Oct 2019

Publisher Robert Emmet Hernan on 10th Anniversary of “irish environment”

Comments on status of environmental movement on island of Ireland

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1 Sep 2019

Climate Litigation: Current Status Globally

How people are trying to structure litigation to hold those responsible for the GHGs that are driving climate emergencies

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1 Aug 2019

The First Time with Bill McKibben – Rolling Stone

Bill McKibben on the first time he realized Trump’s effects on the environment, the Green New Deal, learning about climate refugees, and more.

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1 Jul 2019

Report on Ireland’s Joint Committee on Climate Action: An Encouraging Step Forward

The Oireachtas takes on a stronger role in holding the Government and public bodies to account for climate actions

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1 Jun 2019

Interview with Michael Ewing, Coordinator of Irish Environmental Network and Pillar, on recent achievements of environmental community : Part I, Achievements

On Public Participation Networks, Fracking, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Sustainable Development Goals, High Court decision on constitutional right to protection of the environment, Environmental Law Implementation Group

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1 May 2019

Ireland is Still Lagging on Climate Change

Describing the worst country in Europe, and 48th out of 60 countries, on climate change performance as a laggard is a bit of an understatement

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1 Apr 2019

Interview with John McMullan, Bryson Charitable Group

On the environmental work of Bryson Charitable Group in energy and recycling

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1 Mar 2019

Interview with Dr. Jade Berman, Ulster Wildlife and Nature Matters Northern Ireland

On the impact of Brexit on protection of the marine environment in Northern Ireland

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1 Feb 2019

Interview with Anne-Marie McDevitt, Project Manager of Nature Matters Northern Ireland

Interview with Anne-Marie McDevitt, Project Manager of Nature Matters Northern Ireland, on implications of BREXIT for NI environment

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1 Jan 2019

Clemmer, Richardson, Sattler and Lochbaum, “The Nuclear Power Dilemma: Declining Profits, Plant Closures, and the Threat of Rising Carbon Emissions”

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ assessment of the current status, and usefulness, of nuclear power in US

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1 Dec 2018