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Ireland to Reduce Waste by Cutting out All Single-Use Plastic

Ireland to Reduce Waste by Cutting out All Single-Use Plastic

Ireland is ready to say goodbye to plastic cutlery, plastic balloon sticks and grocery items wrapped in plastic as a way to drastically reduce the amount of waste in Irish landfills, according to the Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE. Speaking at a Waste Summit in Dublin on Monday, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment […]

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    Ireland on Path to Become First Country to Divest from Fossil Fuels

    Ireland on Path to Become First Country to Divest from Fossil Fuels

    Ireland took a major step Thursday towards becoming the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels, NPR reported. The Dail, Ireland’s lower house of parliament, passed a bill Thursday which would require the country to divest its $10 billion fund from oil, coal, natural gas and peat “as soon as practicable.” The […]

    ‘Beast From the East’ Drives Sea Life Die-Off

    ‘Beast From the East’ Drives Sea Life Die-Off

    March certainly came in like a lion in the UK and Ireland, as “the Beast from the East” brought freezing temperatures, up to 20 inches of snowfall and travel disruptions to the British Isles. But what was disruptive for the region’s human inhabitants was deadly for its marine life. Hundreds of thousands of lobsters, starfish, […]

    Irish Parliament Votes to Ban New Fossil Fuel Exploration

    Irish Parliament Votes to Ban New Fossil Fuel Exploration

    Ireland’s Dáil Éireann, the country’s lower house of parliament, voted 78-48 Thursday to advance a bill to stop the government from issuing new contracts for both on and offshore oil and gas exploration. Despite strong opposition from the Irish government, the legislation was backed by thousands of activists, campaigners, parliamentarians as well as a surprising […]

    Strange Days: Ex-Hurricane Ophelia Batters Ireland Under Orange Skies

    Strange Days: Ex-Hurricane Ophelia Batters Ireland Under Orange Skies

    By Dr. Jeff Masters and Bob Henson Ex-Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland hard with full hurricane-like fury on Monday, bringing powerful winds that caused widespread damage and power outages. At least two deaths have been reported from trees falling on cars, and The Irish Times said at least 360,000 ESB Networks customers lost power in Ireland […]

    ‘We’ve Made History’: Ireland Joins France, Germany and Bulgaria in Banning Fracking​

    ‘We’ve Made History’: Ireland Joins France, Germany and Bulgaria in Banning Fracking​

    Ireland is set to ban onshore fracking after its Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that outlawed the controversial drilling technique. The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 now awaits Irish President Michael D. Higgins’ signature. The president is expected to sign it into law “in the coming days.” The […]

    ‘We Are Going to Be Selling Your Exxon Shares, Sir, Because We Don’t Believe in the Future That You Stand For’

    ‘We Are Going to Be Selling Your Exxon Shares, Sir, Because We Don’t Believe in the Future That You Stand For’

    In a world’s first, the Irish Parliament voted 90 to 53 on Thursday in favor of a groundbreaking bill that would fully divest public money from coal, oil and gas. Fossil Free Europe has hailed it as a “first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation.” https://twitter.com/trocaire/status/824622886187134977 The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, which was supported by almost all […]

    Ireland to Plant Largest Grove of Redwood Trees Outside of California

    Ireland to Plant Largest Grove of Redwood Trees Outside of California

    By Steve Williams An estate in Ireland has revealed plans to create a redwood grove that will be the largest of its kind outside California. The initiative serves as a testament both to Ireland’s heritage and its commitment to fighting global warming. The initiative, Giants Grove, is spearheaded by the seventh Earl of Rosse, Brendan […]