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Let's keep an eye out for illegal stag hunters!
international / environment / press release Thursday March 01, 2012 22:32 by Enforce the stag hunt ban   text 5 comments (last - monday july 21, 2014 15:11)   image 3 images
Two anti hunt campaigners who attempted to film a hunt on the Hill of Tara last Tuesday were set upon and viciously assaulted by staghunters. read full story / add a comment
These maps show the differences in snow cover relative to the long-term average for the winters of (left) 2009-2010 and (right) 2010-2011. During these two winters, the Northern Hemisphere measured its second and third largest snow cover levels on record.
international / environment / press release Tuesday February 28, 2012 14:43 by Judith Curry   image 3 images
A new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology provides further evidence of a relationship between melting ice in the Arctic regions and widespread cold outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere. The study's findings could be used to improve seasonal forecasting of snow and temperature anomalies across northern continents.

Since the level of Arctic sea ice set a new record low in 2007, significantly above-normal winter snow cover has been seen in large parts of the northern United States, northwestern and central Europe, and northern and central China. During the winters of 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, the Northern Hemisphere measured its second and third largest snow cover levels on record.

"Our study demonstrates that the decrease in Arctic sea ice area is linked to changes in the winter Northern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation," said Judith Curry, chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech. "The circulation changes result in more frequent episodes of atmospheric blocking patterns, which lead to increased cold surges and snow over large parts of the northern continents." read full story / add a comment
Changes in ice thickness (in centimeters per year) during 2003-2010 as measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, averaged over each of the world's ice caps and glacier systems outside of Greenland and Antarctica.
international / environment / press release Friday February 24, 2012 17:35 by Steve Cole   text 32 comments (last - wednesday february 29, 2012 14:30)   image 10 images
In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team used NASA data to calculate how much Earth's melting land ice is adding to global sea level rise.

Using satellite measurements from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), the researchers measured ice loss in all of Earth's land ice between 2003 and 2010, with particular emphasis on glaciers and ice caps outside of Greenland and Antarctica.

The total global ice mass lost from Greenland, Antarctica and Earth's glaciers and ice caps during the study period was about 4.3 trillion tons (1,000 cubic miles), adding about 0.5 inches (12 millimeters) to global sea level. That's enough ice to cover the United States 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) deep. read full story / add a comment
Shahed Kayes
limerick / environment / press release Friday February 24, 2012 12:06 by William Gomes   image 1 image   1 attached file
The constant removal of sand is now threatening the existence of the islanders. When the affected inhabitants of the islands observed the vulnerability and realized that the authorities were doing little to protect their land from the illegal sand-miners, hundreds islanders including women and children came out of their houses on 3 October 2011. They captured one dredger and six perpetrators while the remainder of the dredging workers and perpetrators fled the scene. read full story / add a comment
Locals show their solidarity with many from the Rossport Solidarity Camp who are in court
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday February 22, 2012 22:54 by j debender   text 15 comments (last - monday march 05, 2012 00:58)   image 6 images
On Tuesday Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway was handed two 3-month prison sentences for protesting against Shell's Corrib Gas Project. Throughout the week local residents have been protesting on the roads while many of their supporters are up in court in Belmullet, which so far has resulted in fines totalling 5,825 euro. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Wednesday February 22, 2012 16:47 by Joe Mc   text 4 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 18:18)   video 1 video file
The right-wing Heartland Institute think-tank , which produces anti-scientific propaganda for climate change denial purposes , has often been criticized for its links to mining, oil and mineral extraction industries . These links would seem to have been confirmed by the publishing of documents on the Desmogblog site on February 14 that , if authentic, reveal much of the "inner workings " of Heartlands . read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday February 21, 2012 11:20 by j debender   text 8 comments (last - friday february 24, 2012 10:15)
In Belmullet district court on Monday 20th February, 6 campaigners were
convicted of a total of 13 charges between them with fines totaling 3,035
euros. While this went on, local residents blocked Shell's haulage route
between Bellanaboy refinery and the compound in Glengad.
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mayo / environment / news report Monday February 20, 2012 20:13 by Shell To Sea   text 3 comments (last - monday february 20, 2012 20:21)   image 19 images
Music, dancing, games and a bit of trespassing. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / news report Monday February 20, 2012 18:14 by Nico   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 22, 2012 18:53)   image 5 images
Today (19-2-12) the Dublin Citizens Defence Committee carried out a second weeks work on a communal garden in Charlemont Street, Tom Kelly Flats. read full story / add a comment
antrim / environment / news report Sunday February 19, 2012 23:59 by No To Fracking   text 4 comments (last - thursday february 23, 2012 17:03)
The prospect of Fracking moves one ominous step closer in the North Coast. Join the No To Fracking campaign! read full story / add a comment
Stop criminalising our community
mayo / environment / news report Sunday February 19, 2012 23:28 by j debender   image 1 image
On Monday February 20th the Belmullet courthouse in Co. Mayo will be full of campaigners opposing the Corrib Gas Project. Nineteen people are facing 80 charges between them for civil disobedience, and this week has been set aside as a special sitting for the campaigners. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Friday February 17, 2012 12:16 by Charlie Williams   text 4 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 23:51)   video 1 video file   3 attached files
Dear Taoiseach,
Dear Tanaiste,
Dear Ministers,
Dear members of the 31st Dáil Éireann,

In my last letter to you I discussed Tamboran's claim that almost as much gas could be recovered from the Laugh Allen Basin as from the 8 times larger Barnett Shale in Texas, US. Please take a look again at my updated article, Leitrim has $55bn gas reserves, Tamboran claims https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/leitrim-has-55bn-gas-reserves-tamboran-claims
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national / environment / press release Wednesday February 15, 2012 22:50 by Meg Rybicki
"The Realities of Hydraulic Fracturing" - Dr. John O'Connor
'Fracking Inhumanity' - Jessica Ernst MSc

A series of presentations on the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing, or 'Fracking' will take place in Dublin, Sligo, Fermanagh and Leitrim next week. Dr. John O'Connor and Jessica Ernst, M.Sc., will travel from Canada to address key issues in relation to the practice of Fracking, and to address public concerns in relation to the proposed extraction of shale gas in the North West using this controversial method read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Monday February 13, 2012 15:49 by Rudiger   text 2 comments (last - monday february 13, 2012 15:57)   image 14 images
Yesterday up to 50 people walked from Aughoose Church to Shell's newly established compound in Glengad, removing Shell road haulage signs. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday February 06, 2012 13:51 by Declan Cullen   text 10 comments (last - tuesday february 14, 2012 17:12)
CANCER RATE INCREASE AND FLUORIDE. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / news report Sunday February 05, 2012 22:23 by Nico   image 5 images
Today (5/2/12), the Dublin Citizens Defence Committee (CDC) in co-operation with residents in Charlemont Street, participated in organising and carried out work on a communal garden for the area. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday January 30, 2012 23:20 by Charlie Williams   text 1 comment (last - monday january 30, 2012 23:37)
After the Carndonagh and Derry screenings, the Josh Fox documentary 'Gasland http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/' was shown in the Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre last week. A group of locals in the Inishowen area have become concerned about plans of the central government to extract gas of shale formations by a method called "fracking". Showing the Emmy Award winning documentary, Gasland is seen as an appropriate event for raising awareness. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / press release Wednesday January 25, 2012 21:57 by dubheasa ni braden   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 29, 2012 11:34)
(Subjects) UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, World Economic Forum, Davos 2012.
(which can be viewed live here http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annu...-2012 )
And also the World Social Forum which will also move to the Earth Summit (+20) http://www.economist.com/blogs/theworldin2012/2012/01/w...m-too

Ireland and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, invited many different stakeholders and key speakers to participate in a seminar on the future aims of sustainability within Ireland and the European Union towards the forthcoming Earth Summit (+20) in Rio, de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012.

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Overhead view of Dublin City Council’s planned “public transport priority” bridge at Marlborough Street – Hawkins Street.
dublin / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 24, 2012 11:32 by Vincent Byrne   text 1 comment (last - wednesday january 25, 2012 19:05)   image 1 image
Dublin is still reeling from its boom period and the cacophony of high-flown plans it threw up. Now that it's all over, how do the various projects stand up? read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday January 23, 2012 23:50 by Charlie Williams
The following open letter concerning hydraulic gas fracturing in Ireland was recently sent to the Pat Rabbitte, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. Several other people have written to the minister and have received no reply.

This is an important issue because it concerns contaminating the land and water for the benefit of just a few over the rights and interests of many and protection of the environment. read full story / add a comment
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