Man, 30s, tragically dies after being struck by van in Thurles, Co Tipperary
Man, 30s, tragically dies after being struck by van in Thurles, Co TipperaryThe victim, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision which happened at around 3am on Tuesday.
More than 22 million trees were planted in Scotland last year in what has been described as a "critical contribution to the global climate emergency ". The overwhelming majority of new trees were planted by private enterprise with the Scottish Government setting aside £46m last year to subsidise
More than 22 million trees were planted in Scotland last year to help combat the global climate emergency . The planted trees cover 11,200 While the overall figures for the UK have increased, that success is down to large increases in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland , the Woodland Trust
Ireland is on course to plant less than half of the 22 million trees the Government promised to confront the climate emergency.
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan slammed the failure to hit the target which was included in an action plan published in June.
It had pledged to plant 22 million trees every year – and 440 million in total – by 2040.
Mr Ryan said: “Certainly whenm the Government are talking about 22 million trees a year that’s on the basis we’d be planting about 8,000 hectares.
“So less than half of our target is currently being delivered.
“And I think we should be [doing] not just what the Government are planning but probably double that again because it is the most effective way of storing carbon.
Hospital task force meets three times in worst-ever year
The Government's task force on emergency department overcrowding held just three meetings this year, despite it being the worst on record for people waiting on trolleys. Stephen McMahon, an independent patient advocate and member of the task force, has called for the group to meet more often than it has, to have an impact.
Research shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxide.
The climate change emergency is a pagan cult. What she means, of course , is that Parliament is in effect nuking the New Zealand economy and the New Zealand environment on the back of what is frequently referred to as "If everyone planted a tree , how much land would that require?
“I think we also need to do it in a way that protects biodiversity so it’s not all commercial plantations.
“We have to start having more native woodlands and more diverse woodlands because not only do you want to store the carbon but you want to restore wildlife as well and I think forestry is central to that.”
Ireland is one of the least forested nations in the EU – in 2014 cover was about 11% compared to an average of nearly 40%.
Mr Ryan added it is estimated we will only plant about 3,200 hectares this year – “the lowest in 30 years”.
He said: “I think we should think big, in fact twice as big as the Government is thinking because that’s the scale of the climate and biodiversity emergency we have.”
A spokesman for the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment said: “The Government has published the Climate Action Plan to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.
FAI, Minister Ross and Sport Ireland invited to emergency Oireachtas meeting on Wednesday
The FAI’s board this evening stressed it was available to meet.“The Board of the FAI tonight wishes to inform Minister for Sport Shane Ross and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Sport that it remains available to meet, as stated at Friday’s press conference,” the crisis-hit association wrote this evening.
Volunteers in India planted more than 66 million trees in just 12 hours in a record-breaking environmental drive. India committed under the Paris Agreement to increasing its forests by five million hectares before 2030 to combat climate change.
Switching to a plant -based diet can help fight climate change, UN experts have said. A major report on land use and climate change says the West' s high consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming. But scientists and officials stopped short of explicitly calling on everyone to become
“It commits to delivering an expansion of forestry planting and soil management to ensure carbon abatement from land use is delivered over the period 2021 to 2030 and in the years beyond.”
Varadkar hopes UK election produces 'decisive' outcome .
The Taoiseach said he’d be staying up late to watch the results roll in.Speaking to reporters as he arrived at the European Council in Brussels today Varadkar was determined to steer his remarks towards climate change and the next EU budget, which are the focus of the summit.