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national / environment / news report Wednesday March 20, 2013 21:15 by T   text 5 comments (last - tuesday april 02, 2013 17:33)   image 2 images   audio 1 audio file   1 attached file
The government is planning to sell off our national forests which are currently owned by Coillte. The plan would be to sell harvesting rights on 500,000 acres out of 1.2 million that they manage. They claim it is worth €700 million although in the Peter Bacon report on Forestry, he puts the true value at €360 million or the equivalent of 3 days of government expenditure. Bacon said: "economic rationale for the proposed sale of harvesting rights no longer stands up and cannot be justified." and that he further concluded it would actually cost the state €1,300 million to sell the harvesting rights of Coillte due to various liabilities. The report says that the forests should be developed further as a public resource. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / press release Monday March 18, 2013 10:24 by Climate Space   image 1 image
Open call to join the Climate Space at the World Social Forum in Tunisia, March 26-30, 2013 read full story / add a comment
Protest at St Patrick's Day parade in New York (1992)
international / environment / opinion/analysis Friday March 15, 2013 19:04 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 19 comments (last - thursday april 18, 2013 09:49)   image 8 images
Another Saint Patrick's Day...A Great Day for the Irish...what a pity that the Irish Hare, part of our wonderful wildlife heritage, is still at the mercy of coursing gangs backed by our government... read full story / add a comment
Interview of Andrew St. Ledger of Wood Land League outside Dail prior to motion on sale of Coillte assets
national / environment / press release Wednesday March 13, 2013 21:52 by T   image 1 image
The Woodland League wish to highlight the fact that Coillte since 2009 have already sold 108 million euros of trees with harvesting rights, to IFUT ( Irish Forestry Unit Trust ) a pension fund company, of which they are partners. In a bizarre situation, Coillte have used these proceeds to pay off some of its own large pension fund debts. The National Pension Reserve Fund has also been used by IFUT to fund these sales and its contribution obscured within IFUT’s bail out of Coillte. This is not how this vital Public NPRF funding should be used, it is supposed to be invested in the peoples future. http://www.nprf.ie/Publications/2011/NPRFReport2010.pdf
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Demo calls for wildlife protection in Ireland
international / environment / opinion/analysis Monday March 11, 2013 21:55 by End hare coursing shame   image 3 images
Ireland is one of the last bastions of hare coursing...an "honour it shares with Pakistan. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / feature Sunday March 10, 2013 22:31 by T   text 100 comments (last - wednesday august 13, 2014 14:46)   image 55 images   video 3 video files
All the worry about Global Warming has tended to focus on carbon dioxide emissions but the real threat may be methane emissions.... In the past 5 years there have been major changes happening up in the Arctic. The annual summer melt of the sea ice floating on the Arctic Ocean has greatly increased, exposing a much larger area to heating during the summer months which in turn has warmed the ocean enough that the frozen methane hydrates on and below the seabed are beginning to melt, causing methane gas to bubble to the surface. The trouble is methane is up to 100 times (over initial 20 year period of release) more effective than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and the estimated quantity of methane hydrates suggests the amount of carbon contained in them exceeds all the coal, oil and gas burned so far. And should the tundra melt in Siberia then the huge area of peatland will resume decomposing thereby emitting a very large quantity of carbon dioxide. This scenario would take us past extinction danger point which is reckoned for a rise of 6oCelsius or more would be close to certainty. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Friday March 08, 2013 18:29 by one of NFI   text 7 comments (last - friday april 26, 2013 21:47)
Statement from participants in the No Fracking Ireland Network on the EPA ‘public consultation’ process with regard to ‘Proposed terms of reference for EPA/DCENR/NIEA Research Programme on Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Gas Exploration & Extraction (UGEE)’
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national / environment / opinion/analysis Friday March 08, 2013 18:20 by One of NFI
This was originally published by Gluaiseacht in a publication released at the time of the 2012 Grassroots Gathering in Galway. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Tuesday March 05, 2013 19:13 by Roundiehouse   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 16, 2013 02:54)
Dendermonde, 12th February 2013. Today the court of Dendermonde convicted 11 activists of 'gang formation'. In doing so, the judge has criminalised their participation in the non violent direct action and debate on May 29th, 2011, which brought attention to the need for a sustainable agriculture system. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / news report Wednesday February 20, 2013 01:25 by Labor Party - Philippines   image 3 images
A change in mining policy and use of coal in power generation must be taken into consideration when government agencies conduct their investigations on the mining disaster that took place off Semirara island in the province of Antique, the labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM - Labor Party) said in a statement.
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international / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 19, 2013 18:47 by Emilio José Lemos de Lima
Zorba the Greek?
Dear Friends,
Unfortunately, only one IMC is working in Greece nowadays and there are many Greeks around the world.
The article that you see below, in Greek and in English, was published here a few days ago, in Italian and English, under a similar situation.
I ask again your help to reach their recipients.
Thank you once more for being the guarantors of freedom that you are.
I send you my hug!
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view of Sruwaddacon Bay where Shell intend to put the pipe.
mayo / environment / news report Sunday February 17, 2013 18:16 by rossport   text 2 comments (last - monday february 18, 2013 10:43)   image 4 images
This last week has been another week of resistance to Shell controversial pipeline, with numerous truck blockades and disruption to workers. read full story / add a comment
Farmers at Kilkenny Circuit Court after winning defamation case against hunt supremo
international / environment / press release Saturday February 09, 2013 14:34 by Farmers Against Hunting and Trespass   text 1 comment (last - saturday february 09, 2013 16:31)   image 2 images
Farmers against Fox Hunting and Trespass (FAFT) welcomes the outcome of the defamation case brought by two County Kilkenny farmers against a senior hunt official.

On February 4th, Hubert and Norman Daniels were awarded in excess of 30,000 Euro against Mr. Edward Norris of the Kilkenny Hunt in Kilkenny Circuit.

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mayo / environment / news report Tuesday February 05, 2013 16:28 by S2S   text 4 comments (last - wednesday february 06, 2013 17:26)   image 2 images
After 30 meters the Tunnel Boring Machine got bored read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Saturday February 02, 2013 19:51 by S2S   text 3 comments (last - sunday february 03, 2013 12:55)   image 7 images
Today, Shell to Sea held a morning protest outside Bellanaboy refinery to highlight Shell's announcement of profits of €19.6 billion for 2012.

Brandishing signs including “Shell Destroys Communities & Environment” and “Harmful to Local Community”, members of the community blocked trucks drawing material to Shell tunneling compound at Aughoose. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / news report Friday February 01, 2013 10:47 by Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL)   text 4 comments (last - sunday february 03, 2013 10:19)   image 3 images
APL dares Philippine President Aquino to penalize US Navy for Tubbataha damage read full story / add a comment
Dilma Roussef
international / environment / news report Thursday January 31, 2013 18:28 by Emilio José Lemos de Lima   image 2 images
In this process truly poetic rather than scientific, in which consortia of species succeed in building an environment increasingly rich and varied, every plant, every animal, every micro-organism has its contributory role, being the man for the first time in history, leaving his sad protagonist role of stingy tormentor of nature and life and move creatively to assume the coordination of the construction process.
Throughout the process disappears the necessity of introducing the classic Fordist agriculture inputs: the live system produces himself the nutrients needed, regardless of chemical fertilizer, all seeds and seedlings can now be obtained locally, are not required the pesticides, pests are controlled by the multiplicity of species that evolve together, there is no monoculture, there is work, activity, harvesting, planting and management throughout the year. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Tuesday January 29, 2013 23:10 by T   text 9 comments (last - tuesday february 12, 2013 22:12)
Last Thurs 24th Jan 2013, the Irish and British governments agreed on a memorandum of understanding for energy trading between Ireland and the UK. This will pave the way for the export of Wind Energy to the UK. This would likely make use of the electric interconnector completed last year between the UK and Ireland although it may need additional cables.

The wind resource in Ireland is probably greater than what the Irish electrical grid can cope with and hence the idea is that the surplus wind energy can be exported to the UK which has a far larger electrical demand than here and could probably take every watt exported.

Unfortunately it seems that there is a bit more to this though the official green good news because apparently there are plans by a number of companies to erect up to 2,300 wind turbines in the Midlands of Ireland. Is blighting our landscape for the UK the way to solve the energy problem? read full story / add a comment
Art - a Composite of Van Gogh's 'Exercise Yard' & Munch's 'Scream' by Prisoner Mick Connors.
mayo / environment / feature Sunday January 20, 2013 00:05 by Niall Harnett   text 32 comments (last - thursday april 04, 2013 22:01)   image 6 images
An insight into prison life in Ireland, namely Castlerea Prison, Co Roscommon. On 21st April 2010 I was convicted of assaulting a number of Gardaí in relation to Shell to Sea protests and sentenced to 6 months imprisonment. Remission for good behaviour means that prisoners will have their sentences reduced by a quarter, once you keep your nose clean. I was given credit for 2 weeks time served previously in 2009, before I was bailed out pending my appeal. So I spent 4 months in jail from April to August in the summer of 2010. read full story / add a comment
Terrorising animals for fun is not sport
international / environment / opinion/analysis Saturday January 19, 2013 18:12 by Protecting the Irish Hare   text 2 comments (last - sunday january 20, 2013 14:54)   image 3 images
If you can't trust the messenger, how can you trust the message? read full story / add a comment
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