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Tree of life is a common name given to thuja because of its healing qualities, but it is also a very decorative garden conifer during the dull months, writes Gerry Daly
By Gerry Daly on 11 January 2018
Now that the leaves of snowberry have fallen, the pristine white berries are fully revealed, writes Gerry Daly
By Gerry Daly on 07 December 2017
The Scottish Government and Environmental Protection Agencies offer comments on Scotland's Cleaner Air strategy.
By Odile Evans on 21 September 2017
There are not many shrubs that flower from mid-summer to autumn but abelia does, writes Gerry Daly
By Gerry Daly on 10 August 2017
The State's climate change watchdog has urged the Government to boost research and plan for new ways of allocating land between food and energy production, and greenhouse gas removal from the air.
By Thomas Hubert on 03 August 2017
Nowadays a very common plant in gardens, lady’s mantle is particularly noteworthy at this time of year, writes Gerry Daly
By Gerry Daly on 03 August 2017
The debate on climate change and agriculture tends to focus on methane emissions. Aidan Brennan looks at research which shows that high DMD grass diets can reduce methane emissions.
By Aidan Brennan on 13 July 2017
News round-up from the farming and food sectors in Northern Ireland.
By Peter McCann on 15 June 2017
Professor William Happer of Princeton University was speaking at a lecture on agriculture and climate change hosted by the Irish Climate Science Forum in Dublin earlier this month.
By Lorcan Allen on 15 June 2017
Gerald Potterton accepts that climate change is real but feels that agriculture takes an unnecessary high proportion of the blame.
By Gerald Potterton on 15 June 2017
Yellow loosestrife and some of its close relatives have plenty to offer, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 08 June 2017
The wild flag iris is commonly seen growing in wet places and it can have a role in the garden too, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 01 June 2017
It's alarming that national emission targets may be breached.
By Colm McCarthy on 18 May 2017
The climate change debate is real – Padraig Flattery, Teagasc Walsh Fellow, Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS), Maynooth University.
By Letters to the Editor on 18 May 2017
Dawn Meats commits to halving carbon emissions
Dawn Meats plans on becoming Europe's most sustainable meat company, the company has said.
By Amy McShane on 27 March 2017
NI dairy farms reduce GHG emission intensity by 30%
A report published by DAERA has shown that average greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per unit of production in NI dairy farms reduced by 30.7% between 1990 and 2014.
By Peter McCann on 12 January 2017
News round-up from the farming and agri-food sector in Northern Ireland.
By Peter McCann on 12 January 2017
EPA report on fracking says further research is required
A report commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency on fracking found that further research is needed before fracking can begin. However, Minister Naughten says it is the end of the road.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 01 December 2016
Gerald Potterton uses machinery to describe global leaders and calls for those leaders to be be stronger in their defence of agriculture.
By Gerald Potterton on 01 December 2016
A public consultation on a draft plan for climate change adaptation in the Irish agriculture and forestry sectors has opened for responses.
By Peter McCann on 24 November 2016
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