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Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

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international / environment / press release Wednesday January 16, 2013 16:14 by I
Occupation camp website:

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Photo by John Kelly of hare coursing in snowfall
international / environment / opinion/analysis Saturday January 12, 2013 01:49 by End Hare Coursing Cruelty   image 3 images
A Plea for some compassion from Fine Gael, a party officially backs recreational cruelty to animals! read full story / add a comment
Corballis Beach at high tide on December 14, 2012
dublin / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 01, 2013 11:18 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 4 images
Coastal erosion is a slow process as winter high tides take a few more feet into the sea every year. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 12, 2012 21:58 by Unity Jack
This pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands would be shipping millions of tons of unprocessed Bitumen, of the dirtiest sort, and it will cause pollution eventually along the pristine Canadian West Coast. This enbridge pipeline deal is owned by the Oil Monopolies of Canada, United States, and China. It is a threat to the very oxygen that is in the atmosphere which is already gone by 38% to carbon-dioxide. You can see that no coal, gas, oil or atomic energy is safe and in fact the globe is in the fail-safe mode now because more carbon-dioxide is cascading into the atmosphere than oxygen which cannot be replaced fast enough to plus the air for the air breathing oxygen needed to live on. You cannot live on the carbon-dioxide replacement. read full story / add a comment
Location of so-called retirement village
dublin / environment / feature Tuesday December 04, 2012 10:05 by dublin rambler   text 6 comments (last - wednesday december 12, 2012 11:15)   image 2 images
Our political parties are at it again. They can't seem to stop. They are rezoning land in areas where the County Manager has already strongly opposed it and as usual FF councillors are at the forefront with FG very close behind. You would think that something might change after FF has led this country to economic ruin and has saddled everyone with debt that has nothing to do with them, restarted emigration and condemned the young, old and sick to cutbacks and poverty for an indefinite period with no end in sight. It all just goes to show the huge democratic deficit in this country and the fact that these self-serving political parties and their developer friends don't give a damn about anyone, the environment or our common future. And so we feel it is important to featurize this local but important story below.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors are to vote on a murky rezoning project near Tibradden in the Dublin Mountains on December 10th, which breaches the county development plan and national policy, as well as policy on siting of facilities for older people. Most crucially it breaches the current limits of the no-building areas in the Dublin / Wicklow Mountains, which are a vital amenity for the whole community.

To date a majority of local councillors have been in favour, against the advice of the planners and even the County Manager - but have not explained their reasons for voting yes to this development. It will create a "retirement village" cut off from library, churches and other community contacts: perhaps isolation facility would be a better term. Despite all the scandals, it seems to be "business at usual" over at DL-Rathdown... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Thursday November 22, 2012 21:21 by CPIR   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 22, 2012 21:22)
According to Teagasc, farmers in the 26 counties now get two thirds of their income from state grants and schemes, paid for by the landless worker. read full story / add a comment
Occupy Glengad
mayo / environment / news report Friday November 16, 2012 00:41 by Shelver   image 4 images
On Tuesday the 13th of November reports had come in that Shell had begun expanding the Glengad compound.

Around midday few of us at the camp house decided to head down for a look, and to see what could be done. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Monday October 29, 2012 09:36 by ZADist   image 1 image
Notre Dame des Landes, near Nantres, in France
Facing the evictions: Demonstration of reoccupation! To rebuild - against the airport!
Pitchforks, wooden beams, planks, nails and tools in hand... Meeting Saturday November 17th in the morning. read full story / add a comment
Elissa Sursara hounded, called fat, ugly
leitrim / environment / news report Friday October 12, 2012 12:36 by Erica Watsson   image 1 image
Celebrity conservationist and ecologist Elissa Sursara, who gained more than eleven kilos during recovery from staph and tetanus, was targeted by Twitter trolls who called her "fat".

Just weeks after recovering from a deadly disease, Australian conservationist Elissa Sursara went on the defense against Twitter trolls and internet bullies who called the former actress “fat” and suggested she check into “a concentration camp.”
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international / environment / news report Friday October 05, 2012 19:59 by Contaminated Crow   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 06, 2012 09:15)
Last week two activists from Bhopal in India came to Ireland seeking solidarity and support for their campaign to force the American transnational corporation Dow Chemical to take responsibility for toxic waste abandoned in Bhopal by Union Carbide, which Dow Chemical took over in 2001. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion/analysis Saturday September 22, 2012 01:18 by Amy Hall   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 23, 2012 17:59)   image 1 image
Amy Hall meets outspoken Filipino campaigner Lidy Nacpil, who shares her thoughts on floods, solidarity and ramming home the climate-change message.
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mayo / environment / news report Thursday September 13, 2012 12:23 by Y   text 1 comment (last - thursday september 13, 2012 12:25)   image 7 images
On Monday (10th Sept) Members of Rossport Solidarity Camp and Shell to Sea, occupied the steps of Knockranny hotel, to show their outrage with Fine Gael TD’s for turning a blind eye to the plight of a small rural community at the hands of Shell’s tyrants.

Monday saw a group of protesters- equipped with banners- braving the early morning drizzle at the gates of Knockranny Hotel Westport, where Fine Gael planned to have a party ‘Think-in’ later on that day. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Wednesday September 12, 2012 01:48 by Dagda   text 6 comments (last - thursday february 14, 2013 23:21)   image 1 image
A look at the ongoing GM potato trials in Ireland, the European context, a little bit of history and analysis as well as important information on patent holders.
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mayo / environment / news report Tuesday September 04, 2012 21:42 by C   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 04, 2012 21:52)   image 15 images
From the 10th to 16th of August, Rossport Solidarity Camp hosted it's 3rd wind turbine building course. You can read a report of the first one here: As the 3 previous turbines that were built are still going strong (and powering both the camp and camp house), this year it was decided to go for something bigger and more challenging. This year it's was decided to build a 4.2 metre turbine that is planned eventually to be connected to the grid at the house of a local Shell to Sea campaigner. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / news report Friday August 31, 2012 00:11 by C   text 4 comments (last - wednesday september 05, 2012 13:13)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
This morning members of Rossport Solidarity Camp disrupted Pat Rabbitte while he spoke at a conference at the Science Gallery in Dublin entitled "The Future of Energy: Dreams and Responsibilities"[1] read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Thursday August 30, 2012 21:12 by Dave M   text 7 comments (last - tuesday september 04, 2012 12:01)
Teagasc has confirmed that it has already planted out Genetically Modified potatoes at its site in Co. Carlow – despite a period for legal challenges running to 25th October. The three month window opened after the trial received approval from the EPA in July.

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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 22, 2012 21:53 by neo   text 3 comments (last - friday august 24, 2012 12:40)   image 9 images
This week Shell have recommenced work, eager to get a move on after the whole TBM-in-a-ditch saga. The Tunnel Boring Machine is still in the Bellanaboy refinery and they haven't made an attempt to move it the last 2km to Aughoose yet. Most of the work seems to be laying a track down from the back of Bellanaboy along the proposed route of the pipeline. So of course we at the solidarity camp have been very busy too: read full story / add a comment
IRMS invade field below road
national / environment / news report Friday August 03, 2012 14:28 by RSC   text 3 comments (last - friday august 03, 2012 23:44)   image 3 images
This morning at about 4am hundreds of Gardaí and Shell private security (IRMS) mobilised to Glenamoy crossroads where sections of Shell's tunnel boring machine has been stuck on a jack-knifed lorry for the last number of days. Since then convoys of lorrys have been hauling stone from a stock pile inside the refinery to the site, dumping it into the field below the cab of the jack- knifed lorry. It is thought that they need better foundations than the bog road and fields in order to use a crane big enough to lift the weight of the lorry and the TBM and want to extend the road for the cab. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Sunday July 29, 2012 21:27 by camper   text 10 comments (last - tuesday july 31, 2012 11:00)
The TBM has been sighted at Dublin docks tonight (Sun) in three trucks, and is allegedly setting off towards Rossport this evening. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / news report Sunday July 08, 2012 21:30 by CDC   text 4 comments (last - tuesday july 24, 2012 22:19)   image 10 images   video 1 video file
“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses” – Hanna Rion

Since the beginning of February 2012 the CDC along with residents from Tom Kelly Flats, set out to create a community garden for the area. Although at the time, we were entering into the unknown scene of gardening and were operating on an experimental and trial and error basis, we’re happy to announce that the initiative was a great success.

Today (8/7/12) the CDC along with residents in Tom Kelly Flats began the first harvest of the community garden. Our first main crop to be harvested was our organic potatoes, we then harvested some of our organic vegetables as well. read full story / add a comment
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