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Chinese Experts at Conference to Confer on Environment and Health

NUI Galway is hosting the 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health (SESEH 2012), which started yesterday (Monday, 20 August) and runs until Saturday, 25 August. The event provides a platform for interaction between scientists, consultants, and public servants engaged

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€2.2 Million Funding For Burren Project

The European Commission has approved funding for 202 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund. Among the projects approved is a Eur2.2 million project by Clare County Council for tourism on the Burren. Half the money

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Eco Shoppers Recycle More Than 1,000 Tonnes of Electrical Waste Since 2007

WEEE Ireland is celebrating a landmark recycling result, with 1,182 tonnes of electrical waste recycled through 95 free electrical and battery recycling collection days held across the country with Tesco since 2007. That is enough kettles, toasters and televisions to

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EPA Updates Biodiversity Action Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its first biannual update of its Biodiversity Action Plan. This Biodiversity Action Plan sets out the EPA’s progress in the implementation of its role in protecting biodiversity and covers a range of activities

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Antarctic Octopus Points to New Evidence of Ice-Sheet Collapse

Scientists have found that genetic information on the Antarctic octopus supports studies indicating that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could have collapsed during its history, possibly as recently as 200,000 years ago. The team, which included scientists from NUI Galway,

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Using DNA to Create Environmental Solution to Pollution

University of Leicester students are set to try their hand at genetic engineering – and hope to create a new organism which could rid us of decades of plastic rubbish. Second-year Biological Sciences undergraduates are taking part in the International

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Operation GIY Nation – Encouraging Families to Grow Food Together

This year, not-for-profit organisation GIY Ireland is encouraging families to stick a seed in the ground as part of Operation GIY Nation, which is being supported by AIB Bank. Each month between April and September, GIY will be publishing a

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Inaugural Kilrush Biodiversity Week

Clare County Council has announced details of the first ever Kilrush Biodiversity Week taking place from Monday, 23 April to Sunday, 29 April 2012. The inaugural programme of events will celebrate the many aspects of biodiversity in Kilrush and its

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Mott MacDonald Appointed to Manage Flood Risk in South West

Mott MacDonald, the global management, engineering and development consultancy, has been appointed by Ireland’s Office of Public Works to help manage flood risk for the South Western River Basin District, stretching from Dingle in County Kerry to Dungarvan in County

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Clare Prepares to Spring Clean

Clare County Council, in association with An Taisce, is urging people all over Clare to get involved in the 14th annual National Spring Clean Campaign. Last year, hundreds of people across the county and more than a half a million

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