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National Landscape Forum 2018 – Ireland’s Waterscapes

Irelands Waterscapes– there are few locations on the island of Ireland where water does not feature in the landscape – as streams, rivers, lakes,...
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Nangle & Niesen report on UK plant health and biosecurity conference

Ronan Nangle reports for HC on his recent visit to a conference on plant health and biosecurity at Highgrove House in Gloucester in the...
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Reducing packaging and food waste

Elaine O’Connor, Origin Green Ambassador, USA Packaging will play a vital role in reducing the amount of global food and produce waste. The FAO estimates that one-third...
Figure 7. Japanese Knotweed has become quite widespread throughout the country in recent years. Biodiversity Maps is allowing stakeholders to inform policy and decision-making from the local to the national level in response to the threat posed by invasive species.

Ireland’s planning and conservation sectors receive a welcome tech boost

Ireland’s planners, environmental consultants, local authorities, biological recorders, researchers, NGOs, private and public bodies, will be pleased to learn of the release of a...
DAERA officials marked the beginning of Invasive Species Week at Angling First, a Dromore-based organisation which introduces children and vulnerable adults to the sport of fishing. As well as talking to pupils from St Oliver Plunkett primary school, Belfast, officials presented a sign which highlights the importance of biosecurity to stop the spread of invasive species. Pictured are Rose Muir from DAERA Invasive Species team, Mark McGivern from Angling First and Chief Fisheries Officer Seamus O’Connor.

Anglers help tackle alien plant pests

Alien, invasive species or pests – call them what you like but plants and animals that are not a natural part of our ecosystems...
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EPA welcomes increase in composting and anaerobic digestion of waste

The EPA welcomes the increase in composting and anaerobic digestion of biodegradable waste - the quantity recycled increased by 15 percent between 2015...

Neonicotinoids: risks to bees confirmed | European Food Safety Authority

Most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, according to assessments published recently by EFSA. The Authority has updated...

Blooming Bees: The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan video

One-third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. We know it’s because we have drastically reduced the areas where they can...

Conference on global change and the spread of plant pests | European Food Safety...

Registration is open for a major scientific conference on the role of global change in the emergence of plant diseases and pests in Europe. The...

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