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600 a Week Dying from Heart Attack in London

In London alone 600 people a week more are now dying from heart attack because they were afraid to go to hospital.
Fear-Fueling Lockdowns Have Caused Gargantuan Excess Deaths Spikes They’re Trying to Blame on Covid-19
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national / environment / event notice Friday May 23, 2014 12:12 by March Against Monsanto   text 2 comments (last - saturday may 24, 2014 21:10)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
On May 24, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities.

CORK, 2pm Peace Park, Grand Parade
DUBLIN, 2pm, Garden of Remembrance
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national / environment / event notice Tuesday May 13, 2014 12:59 by 1 of Indymedia   text 3 comments (last - wednesday june 18, 2014 21:49)   image 3 images
Clean Coasts Week is running this week from May 9th - 18th and it is an initiative for people to make a difference by
getting out and lending a hand cleaning up all the trash from our beaches. There are over a hundred separate beach cleanups
taking place around Ireland this week. See the official list of events at: http://www.cleancoastsweek.ie/events.php

Our beaches are a great treasure and place to visit and relax now that the warmer weather is here. At one time our pristine
seas and coastlines made these places natural wonders full of birdlife and marine life but with massive overfishing, pollution
and huge levels of plastic and general trash entering the seas and dumped on our coastlines, it has caused a lot of harm
and destruction to wildlife and to their recreational value. However, we can reverse this process somewhat and the beginning
of this long effort to restore our environment starts with events like Clean Coasts Week and with you. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Thursday May 01, 2014 16:19 by FoTE
Today, 29th April 2014, Friends of the Earth launches the Fracking Free Ireland campaign for the local elections. In the run up to polling day to be held on May 23rd, candidates are being asked to take the "Fracking Free Ireland Pledge"‚ which calls for a commitment to oppose the development of this controversial fossil fuel extraction industry in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / event notice Wednesday April 30, 2014 18:29 by Fracking Free Ireland   image 1 image
Hopefully you have seen invitation already but if not you are very, very warmly invited to a gathering called ‘Protecting Place’ which will take place on May 17th in Inver, Co. Mayo.

Please spread the word about this event if you can. If you can invite people who might not hear about it online or by email that would be fantastic. If you can put up poster or two where you live that would be brilliant too.

Full programme is nearly ready, with more details about travel and accommodation read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Tuesday April 29, 2014 23:51 by foie
Today, 29th April 2014, Friends of the Earth launch the Fracking Free Ireland campaign for the local elections. In the run up to polling day to be held on May 23rd, candidates are being asked to take the 'Fracking Free Ireland Pledge' which calls for a commitment to oppose the development of this controversial fossil fuel extraction industry in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Wednesday April 23, 2014 23:43 by Friends of Irish Environment
In a submission to the National Peatlands Strategy, Friends of the Irish Environment have pointed out that total emissions from our bogs are of the same scale as total emissions from the transport sector.

However, the authors write that ‘the importance of our peatlands for the climate is not correctly acknowledged by the draft Strategy. As a result the draft Strategy fails to integrate with climate change policy and indeed is in conflict with Ireland's obligations under the UNFCCC.’ read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday April 20, 2014 00:40 by george unthank
If the industrial salmon cages are permitted to be located in Galway , the sea trout and wild salmon are impaired.
Evidence adduced by gargan et al show unequivocal evidence of louse infestation on returning fish ( to spawn) to be attributable to the proximity of returning wild fish . The closer the salmon cages are located to the swim paths of the fish , the more the infestation of lice on the wild fish read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 16, 2014 11:57 by Biofuelwatch   text 3 comments (last - saturday april 15, 2017 15:12)   image 1 image
Having followed the partial conversion of Drax coal power station in the UK to biomass, we are dismayed to see calls across the Irish media for Moneypoint to be converted to biomass. Those calls follow ReThink Pylon's recent publication of a report by a UK consultancy which greenwashes Drax's experience.
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dublin / environment / event notice Friday April 11, 2014 00:20 by Environment
Lakelands Windfarm Information Group http://www.lwig.net/protest.htm
We are a group of residents from the greater Mullingar area who are concerned about the proposal to build a large scale windfarm overlooking the town.
Our Mission is to help and inform every member of our community about the development of this large scale industrial windfarm, in an open and honest way.
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international / environment / other press Friday March 28, 2014 16:00 by T   text 3 comments (last - wednesday april 02, 2014 15:44)
Recent research has found a link between the use of the Monsanto weed-killer Roundup which is used with all GM crops. It is used because the genetic material added to GM crops makes them resistant to Roundup. Normally any crop sprayed with too much weed killer not only kills the weeds but begins to kill the crop. The use of GM crops allows you to spray even more of the stuff.

Residues of Roundup has to be on and in the plants and this is where the research picks this up. read full story / add a comment
longford / environment / event notice Friday March 28, 2014 15:53 by NWT
Our previous two volunteer days in Farnaght earlier in the year had to be cancelled due to the weather so there's a lot to be done. On the day we will be planting a new hedge and checking on how our previously planted trees are doing. Farnaght was first planted over ten years ago and the birch in particular has shot up making this reserve a great place to visit to see how quickly native woodland can be established.
Bring Suitable clothing and lunch.
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cork / environment / event notice Friday March 28, 2014 15:46 by IWT
The event is Free and it is recommended to wear warm clothing a rain coat and comfortable shoes. This walk is led by Conor Kelleher from Cork County Bat Group in conjunction with Irish Wildlife Trust Cork branch for Lifelong Learning Week.
Conor will talk about different bat species, the importance of bats in nature, their diet and their habitat.
We will also demonstrate how to track and identify bats by using a bat sensor. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / press release Thursday March 20, 2014 23:28 by Friends of Irish Environment   image 1 image
FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT - PRESS RELEASE - 20 MARCH 2014

A United Nations Committee has found there is a 'profound suspicion of non-compliance' over the United Kingdom's failure to undertake trans-boundary consultations for the construction of a new nuclear plant in Somerset, England.

The investigation has been undertaken by the Implementation Committee of the United Nations Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context [Espoo]. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / feature Wednesday March 19, 2014 21:53 by T   text 14 comments (last - friday march 09, 2018 18:12)   image 24 images   video 1 video file   3 attached files
It was three years on March 11th since the triple nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011. This article attempts to try and give an picture of the situation today and to show that the accident is still an active event that will take many decades to cleanup and it is anything but over.
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cork / environment / press release Wednesday March 19, 2014 21:05 by Friends of Irish Environment
Ahead of tomorrow’s opening of the An Bord Pleanala hearing into the plans for the clean up of the old steel plant’s toxic dump on Haulbowline Island, Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] has called for the work to be extended to the site of the steel plant itself.

The current proposal is limited to the 9 hectare waste dump on the island.

FIE says numerous reports show that the contamination on the island includes not just the 9 hectare East Tip which is the subject of the license hearing but the 12 hectare site of the steel plant itself which is being ignored. read full story / add a comment
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sligo / environment / press release Sunday March 16, 2014 21:19 by Anti-fracking   image 2 images
For the third year running North West Network will be entering a horse drawn float into the Sligo St. Patrick's Day Parade, with a "frack free Ireland" theme. The 2014 parade, however, will see their attempt to set a world record for the most people dressed as W.B. Yeats in one place at one time! read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / event notice Wednesday March 05, 2014 21:47 by Corkonian   image 1 image
Shell are sending an engineer down to UCC on Friday to talk about the Corrib Gas Project.
It should make for a lively debate... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday March 03, 2014 22:33 by Friends of Irish Environment
PRESS RELEASE - MONDAY 3 MARCH - FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT

Call on Minister over salmon farm ‘wipe-out’

Simon Coveney is being asked to give the figures of the escapees from the recent storm damage to a salmon farm in Bantry Bay. A written parliamentary question tabled by Clare Daly, TD, is due for reply later this week.

According to the west cork based Friends of the Irish Environment, the farm has effectively been ‘wiped out’.

In a statement released today, the group said that they ‘understand that there are only between 3,000 and 5,000 fish left at a site that held between 160,000 – 180,000 salmon.’

‘Simon Coveney should have known about the extent of the loses since the fish were moved and counted on 19 February and yet his Department is silent on the subject.’ read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday February 24, 2014 20:58 by foie
Press Release 22-02-2014

FIE has written to Pat Rabbitte asking him to take issue with the Ombudsman who has accepted the Department of Agriculture's claim that the scientific advice provided by Inland Fisheries Ireland for an EU investigation into salmon and sea lice contained 'many inaccuracies', 'fundamental errors', and 'omissions of relevant facts and misleading commentaries' which 'would have had disastrous results for Ireland's reputation had it sent the report to the European Commission'. read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / press release Monday February 10, 2014 22:47 by Ireland Against Salmon Farms   text 9 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 23:15)   image 1 image
It is estimated that between 60,000 to 80,000 one year old farmed salmon have escaped from a salmon farm at Gerahies, Bantry Bay, County Cork with an added undetermined number of smaller fish escaping after a bad storm on Saturday 1st February 2014. Save Bantry Bay said: ‘We are particularly concerned because of the very real likelihood of further escapees. The protective nets have been stripped by the gales and the seas are overtopping the cages, allowing salmon to escape and predators like seals to enter.’ read full story / add a comment
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