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national / environment / news report Wednesday March 07, 2012 - 23:44 by indigoshaman 3 comments (last - saturday march 10, 2012 - 07:51)
Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland, have
applied for a licence to grow Genetically Modified potatoes in Ireland.
Their application arrived on 27/2/2012 and the public has until 27/3/2012
"to make representations" about the application. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / press release Thursday March 01, 2012 - 22:32 by Enforce the stag hunt ban 5 comments (last - monday july 21, 2014 - 15:11) 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
international / environment / press release Tuesday February 28, 2012 - 14:43 by Judith Curry 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
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday February 22, 2012 - 22:54 by j debender 15 comments (last - monday march 05, 2012 - 00:58) 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 4 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 - 18:18) 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
Open letter to the members of the 31st Dáil Éireann. Hydraulic Shale Gas Fracturing - Tamborans claims - Chemicals involved in the fracking procedure
national / environment / press release Friday February 17, 2012 - 12:16 by Charlie Williams 4 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 - 23:51) 1 video file 3 attached files
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
"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
dublin / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 24, 2012 - 11:32 by Vincent Byrne 1 comment (last - wednesday january 25, 2012 - 19:05) 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
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
dublin / environment / event notice Sunday January 22, 2012 - 22:20 by T 27 comments (last - wednesday december 12, 2012 - 03:57) 2 images 1 video file
Is it Good Bye to the Dalkey Dolphins ?????????
A massive oil drilling has been planned a mere 6km off the coast of Dublin, directly off Dalkey Island for later in 2012. with the first platform to go directly out from white Rock Beach in line with where the Dolphins often choose to appear.
Legal notice was given January 5th- 2012 with an objection window of only 21 working days, with a closing date for objections being February 2nd 2012. ... read full story / add a comment
"Bulgarians shut the Frack Up
In good fracking news to the East...
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donegal / environment / event notice Sunday January 08, 2012 - 13:13 by Junko 3 comments (last - thursday january 12, 2012 - 10:31) 1 image 1 video file 1 attached file
Free showings of the award-winning documentary film “Gasland” on "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing will be held in the North West (Derry, Letterkenny and Inishowen) in January and early February.
******************** “GASLAND” (2010, USA, Director: Josh Fox, 2010 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize)
Derry: Thurs 12th January 7pm
The Nerve Centre
LETTERKENNY: Thurs 19th Jan 7pm
The Regional Cultural Centre
MOVILLE : Tues 31st Jan 7pm
BUNCRANA: Wed 1st Feb 6.30pm
Buncrana Library ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Saturday January 07, 2012 - 17:15 by C 5 comments (last - sunday february 19, 2012 - 00:24) 6 images
Yesterday saw the first disruption of Shell's work of the New Year with a quickly organised protest called for 10am outside Bellanaboy. Overall Shell's work yesterday was stopped for 2 hours and in a further protest today (Saturday), work was stopped for a further 2 & 1/2 hours. ... read full story / add a comment
There will be a day of Solidarity on Saturday 10th of December 2011, when people are asked to come to Mayo to show their solidarity with the community opposing the Corrib Gas Project. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Saturday November 26, 2011 - 16:55 by Emily Chung 10 comments (last - saturday december 10, 2011 - 11:20) 1 image
The shrinkage continues, the sea level rises. We are all ion peril.
The recent loss of sea ice in the Arctic is greater than any natural variation in the past 1½ millennia, a Canadian study shows. "The recent sea ice decline … appears to be unprecedented," said Christian Zdanowicz, a glaciologist at Natural Resources Canada, who co-led the study and is a co-author of the paper published Wednesday online in Nature. "We kind of have to conclude that there's a strong chance that there's a human influence embedded in that signal." ... read full story / add a comment
This article by Jan Lundberg of CultureChange.org suggests we should be occupying the land as Jan has pointed out elsewhere that the Occupy movement hasn't really taken on the environmental crisis and sustainability into its core thinking and what will matter in the end is access to land for food when the whole system does eventually crash. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday October 25, 2011 - 19:18 by j debender 3 comments (last - wednesday october 26, 2011 - 21:23) 10 images 1 video file
On Tuesday morning outside Shell's Bellanaboy refinery in Mayo 15 people blocked a Barrett's quarry truck from making a delivery of stone to Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose, halting all other deliveries for the morning. One person got on top of the lorry and was arrested. ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 11, 2011 - 02:33 by Ending Hare Coursing Cruelty 2 comments (last - tuesday october 11, 2011 - 03:05) 4 images
The cruelty of live hare coursing is well documented, but the infighting among coursing clubs also provides an insight into evil nature of this bloodsport. The Greyhound Nuts site, which is leading online website representing the so-called "sporting doggie business" in Ireland, offers an another gripping instalment on the ongoing saga of the horror story that is our "Greyhound Industry"... ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Sunday October 09, 2011 - 18:23 by P. Rampal 64 comments (last - tuesday october 18, 2011 - 14:18) 7 images
The discussion continues as to why climate modelling may underestimate Arctic sea ice loss.
In recent decades, Arctic sea ice has suffered a dramatic decline that exceeds climate model predictions. The unexpected rate of ice shrinkage has now been explained by researchers at CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They argue that climate models underestimate the rate of ice thinning, which is actually about four times faster than calculations. This model bias is due to the poor representation of the sea ice southward drift out of the Arctic basin through the Fram Strait. When this mechanism was taken into account to correct the discrepancy between simulations and observations, results from the new model suggested that there will be no Arctic sea ice in summer by the end of the century. This work was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research on 29 September 2011.
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cork / environment / press release Friday September 30, 2011 - 12:04 by Dominic O Callaghan 1 video file 1 attached file
GasIreland will be screening the award winning documentary “Gasland” by Josh Fox at 8pm on the evening of the 14th of October at the Triskel Christchurch on South Main St, Cork ... read full story / add a comment
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