Climate and environment
Cities responsible for over 70% of global emissions
Barry Murphy
The European Commission sees urban farming and urban forestation as a means of reducing emissions from European cities.
11 August 2022 News
Public urged to be conscious of dangers posed by fire amid warning
The NPWS will monitor parks by helicopter in a bid to reduce the incidence of wildfires over the coming days.
10 August 2022 Letters
Letter highlighting the need to provide assistance to Ukrainian farmers
"Support Ukraine: Kiev Calling" - Brendan Dunleavy, B.Agr.Sc. (Hons), Killeshandra, Co Cavan.
Counting carbon on Tullamore Farm
Here are the soil carbon results from samples taken to 30cm on Tullamore Farm.
10 August 2022 Footprint Farmers
Land use review nears second stage
Farm organisations have yet to be afforded the opportunity to weigh in on the impact of land use change on farmers.
10 August 2022 News
Action on climate change is heating up
As the world endures a series of extreme weather events, US and Australia enact climate change legislation.
10 August 2022 News
Reducing LULUCF emissions must provide good income to farmers
The Government has kicked to touch on an emissions ceiling for land use, land use change and forestry. It will require transformative change by farmers and should offer a good return.
9 August 2022 News
Dairy cow numbers ‘similar’ level to 1984 – ASA
A leading agricultural scientist has highlighted CSO and EPA data which shows that Irish dairy cow numbers and farm emissions have not increased majorly.
8 August 2022 News
Opinion: food consumption needs as much debate as food production
I'm not sure that Sean Sherlock's idea of a Citizen's Assembly is well-timed, but any broad forum on food must look at consumption as well as production.
7 August 2022 Opinion
BASF and Boortmalt to improve carbon footprint of barley
BASF and Boortmalt are working with 50 Irish tillage farmers to reduce their carbon emissions.
7 August 2022 News
Improving beef farm sustainability
Teagasc has released a checklist and guide to help to improve sustainability on beef farms, which can help the environment and farm profit.
5 August 2022 News
Land use the 'sleeping giant' of carbon targets - IFA
The IFA held an online briefing session on sectoral emissions ceilings on Wednesday 3 August - Rachel Donovan has the details.
4 August 2022 News