Environment

Environmental Liabilities – a case study in managing environmental risk at Whiddy

Posted on: 7th August, 2019 in Environment

The Environmental Protection Agency is at the front line of environmental protection and policing. It ensures that Ireland’s environment is protected, and monitors changes in environmental trends to detect early warning signs of neglect or deterioration. By Jim Moriarty  Senior...

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The Argideen Estuary: why so green?

Posted on: 7th August, 2019 in Environment

By Sorcha Ní Longphuirt If you walk along the Argideen Estuary on a summer’s day you will see, and quite possibly smell, the green seaweed bloom that covers the mudflats between April and November. These ‘green tides’, a common feature...

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Granny what did we ever do without plastic?

Posted on: 6th August, 2019 in Environment

On Saturday, September 21, an event is planned in Skibbereen to help us learn a bit more about the most topical material at the moment for all the wrong reasons – plastic. A day of information and talks is currently...

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Bank of Ireland to reward homeowners and businesses for ‘going green’

Posted on: 6th August, 2019 in Environment

Bank of Ireland has unveiled a suite of green loans and interest rates to encourage and reward home owners and businesses to be more energy efficient. The new initiatives include a green interest rate discount for borrowers buying or building...

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West Cork prevails in the High Court

Posted on: 6th August, 2019 in Environment

Fiona Hayes reports The Save Bantry Bay Kelp Campaign and Save Our Skibbereen (SOS) Campaign groups are celebrating success in the High Court in Dublin this week. On Monday, Justice Deirdre Murphy ruled that the court had no jurisdiction to...

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What will Boaty McBoatface tell your children?

Posted on: 5th July, 2019 in Environment

As most people have heard, Ireland declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in May 2019. Many people rejoiced, but as Green Party leader Eamon Ryan pointed out “declaring an emergency means absolutely nothing unless there is action to back it...

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Kill the weed killer

Posted on: 5th July, 2019 in Environment

$2,000,000,000! That is the latest fine that Monsanto has been ordered to pay to a couple that got cancer after using its weed killer. A jury ruled against Monsanto, now owned by the German company Bayer. marking the third and...

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We all need to take action to help our declining bee populations

Posted on: 6th June, 2019 in Environment

Irish Bumblebee populations recorded in 2017 are the lowest they’ve been since monitoring began in 2012. The All-Ireland Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme, coordinated by Dr Tomás Murray, Senior Ecologist at the National Biodiversity Data Centre, has revealed marked losses in our...

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