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“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas

As temperatures rise across the world as a result of human made climate change, the Himalayan glaciers are melting at an increased pace.

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John Gibbons: We should have tackled climate change 20 years ago but the second best time is now

While public attention in Ireland has in recent months been understandably captured by the coronavirus lockdown, in the real world the climate system is showing ever more ominous signs of destabilisation.

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Saoirse McHugh: Climate denial is dangerous at this stage, and the media has a case to answer

In light of the Australia fires, Saoirse McHugh asks: when will the media take the climate crisis seriously and place it top of the reporting agenda?
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For every hundred salmon that go out to sea, 95 don't come back - the state of wild salmon in Ireland

Fishing organisations from across the North Atlantic have teamed up to declare 2019 the International Year of the Salmon as they hope to raise awareness about the decline in numbers.

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Toxics

Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution

The new research shows that air pollution now rivals smoking as a fact in life expectancy reduction.
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Toxics

Concerns that rat poison restrictions aren't enough to protect birds of prey

From today, there are new regulations in place for the purchase of and use of rodent poisons in Ireland.
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This tiny gull likes to nest along Ireland's cliffs. It's facing global extinction

Globally, the species is thought to have declined by around 40% since the 1970s.
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Surfers concerned about damage Donald Trump’s Clare wall could do to beach

People have expressed their concern about the damage that could be done to dunes and rare wildlife on the beach.
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Toxics

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

The row over the renewal of the license for glyphosate, sold commonly as Roundup, hit a major deadlock in Europe last week amid concerns over its safety.

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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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