Climate and environment

Climate and environment
Government to launch major review of wildlife legislation in summer
Amy Forde
An extensive public consultation on the review of Ireland’s wildlife legislation is to open in mid-June.
Majority of Ireland’s bathing waters of 'high standard'
16 May 2024 Climate and environment
Majority of Ireland’s bathing waters of 'high standard'
The Environmental Protection Agency has published the Bathing Water Quality in Ireland report for 2023.
New platform launched to trade farm carbon
15 May 2024 News
New platform launched to trade farm carbon
Management at ConnectGreen claim to have 2,000 acres on their books, and plenty of multinational demand for the carbon and biodiversity credits.
Farmland to escape rewetting firing line
Farmers will not have to rewet any land to meet immediate climate targets.
15 May 2024 Climate and environment
Timing crucial for water quality when applying fertiliser - Burgess
When it comes to putting out phosphorus or slurry, timing could be more important than the amount spread, a Lakeland Dairies farm walk heard.
15 May 2024 Climate and environment
Pedigree cattle and pollinators in Kildare
The Pollinators EIP Project is a valuable reminder of the role farmers play in integrating biodiversity into farming practice, writes Brendan Dunford.
15 May 2024 Footprint Farmers
Tricky season means plenty of tricky decisions
There are a lot of decisions to be made in both winter and spring crops at present from aphicides to fungicides, writes Siobhán Walsh.
15 May 2024 Husbandry
New video series: a springtime look onto Footprint Farms
It’s the busiest time of year for farmers and wildlife alike and we’ve been recording what both are up to on Footprint Farms, writes Emma Hart.
8 May 2024 Footprint Farmers
Climate change: driving up animal diseases on your farm
Wetter and warmer weather will bring with them a whole new set of disease pressures for Irish farms. Caitríona Morrissey reports.
8 May 2024 News
New Zealand farmers fighting back and seeking support
New Zealand farmers are keen to join in an international effort to bring sound current science and basic common sense back into the debate, writes the Methane Science Accord
8 May 2024 Viewpoints
Delay to Nature Restoration Law approval
Opponents of the law claim it gives too much power to Brussels to dictate how member states use their land.
8 May 2024 News
Farmers need clarity on biodiversity aims and supports - ATU researcher
The messaging on biodiversity and food production policy aims must be made clear to farmers if they are to buy into environmental schemes, an ATU researcher has said.
6 May 2024 Climate and environment