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Commission Proposes Strategy For Sustainable Bioeconomy in Europe

The European Commission has adopted a strategy to shift the European economy towards greater and more sustainable use of renewable resources. With the world population approaching 9 billion by 2050 and natural resources finite, Europe needs renewable biological resources for

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Conference on Agricultural Biodiversity for Sustainable Food and Agriculture at NUI Galway – February 9th, 2012

The conservation and sustainable use of our agricultural biodiversity is critical to future sustainable development, both in Ireland and internationally. In response to this, on Thursday, 9 February, the NUI Galway Plant and AgriBiosciences Centre is hosting AgBioDiv2012. The free

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Clare County Council’s 2011 Environmental Inspection Plan

The Environment Section of Clare County Council has announced details of its annual environmental inspection plan which sets out a planned work programme aimed at maintaining and enhancing County Clare’s natural environment. The Plan sets out the inspection criteria for

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Ireland Can Meet Kyoto Greenhouse Gas Obligations

Ireland can comply with its Kyoto commitments (2008-2012) with regard to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but is predicted to breach its annual obligations under the EU 2020 target, from 2016 onwards. This is according to the EPA’s recently published greenhouse

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EPA Climate Change Lecture Series Continues

The Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change lecture series continues on Tuesday, 15th March 2011, at 6.30pm, in the Mansion House, Dublin, with a lecture entitled ‘Climate Change and Agriculture – ensuring food production is not threatened’. The lecture will be

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Ireland’s Environment Continues to be of High Quality

Despite the difficult economic circumstances during 2010 Ireland’s environment continues to be of high quality, according to the EPA’s End of Year Statement for 2010. ”The EPA has a clear focus on what it needs to achieve as the Agency

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Free of Charge ‘Rethink, Recycle and Remake’ Networking Event – Cork – October 21st, 2010

Potential entrepreneurs in Cork who are interested in setting up in business using what someone else considers waste as raw materials, should attend at the Lifetime Lab in Cork City on Thursday 21st October from 10am to 12.45pm when rx3,

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Zero Emission Tractor of the Future Makes Debut

An increasing demand for reduced emissions and energy independence has fueled the need for new technology and the use of alternative fuels in agriculture. One of the most promising developments, the New Holland NH hydrogen-powered tractor, has just made its

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