Climate

What sustainability measures did Budget 2020 bring?

A carbon tax increase with ring-fenced funds may be a move in the right direction, but is it enough to deal with the climate emergency? The climate crisis proved extremely relevant in Budget 2020. Although there were, to quote Minister of Finance Paschal Donohoe, “absolutely no surprises” in this year’s Budget, it did include a …

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Breakthrough device takes first large bite out of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

This week in future tech, a company hoping to take on the scourge of microplastic has successfully caught tonnes of ocean plastic. After a year’s worth of testing, a large device developed by The Ocean Cleanup has caught its first haul of plastic from the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Launched from the Canadian city …

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Ireland’s Brexit-proof electric lifeline gets €530m in EU backing

An EU grant of €530m will be put into the €1bn Celtic Interconnector project to link Ireland to Europe’s electric grids via an undersea network. Fears over a potential electricity crisis in a post-Brexit world have seen Ireland turn to its EU neighbours for assistance through the Celtic Interconnector project. The Government confirmed today (2 …

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Research highlights ‘concerning’ number of meltwater lakes in Antarctica

Meltwater lakes are forming in coastal areas of the East Antarctica ice sheet, suggesting it could be more vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis than previously thought. The number of meltwater lakes in East Antarctica is greater than previously thought, suggesting it may be more susceptible to a heating climate, a study says. …

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SalesForce Launches Sustainability Cloud Ahead of Climate Week 2019

Climate change has been in the news, with people on both sides of the issue debating what should or shouldn’t be done. In the meantime, companies large and small are taking steps to minimize their own carbon footprint, with global sustainable investing (PDF) reaching $30 trillion in 2018, a 34 percent increase over the previous …

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8 Steps for Choosing the Right Roses for Your Garden

Roses of different varieties look beautiful when they are fully grown. Their fragrance is heavenly. They are available in tons of categories for you to grow in your garden. With a lot of choices, it’s always hard to choose the right one. To help you choose the best roses for your garden, you should consider …

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