Water rights of Ireland and Jordan

Green Prophet

The forest on the left is in Ireland. But Ireland was running out of water so its government recently brought in water charges. Ireland receives an average of 1000mm of annual rainfall and parts of its Atlantic coastline receive nearly 4000mm (4 meters) of rain each year. Ireland’s driest recorded year was 1887 when only 356.6 In fact, in 1997, the government of Ireland decided that water should be a basic human right.

Hotels in Ireland offer guests electric cars to rent

Green Prophet

EasyGo.ie, Ireland’s first privately-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging network, yesterday unveiled Ireland’s most advanced, publicly-available DC charger at the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan. The successful installation marks the first deployment of a rapid charger in Ireland on a new site in some time, and the first deployment of a 50kW DC public charger on a private network in Ireland.


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Ireland plans to ban single-use plastics


In a move that has environmentalists cheering, Ireland recently overhauled its waste sector by announcing a ban on single-use plastics, including cutlery, straws, cups, food containers and cotton bud sticks. Related: Ireland will plant 440 million trees in 20 years In recent years, single-use plastic pollution has skyrocketed, prompting dismal reports that project an Earth of 2050 where our oceans are filled with more plastic than fish.

Northern Ireland Sets Lofty Renewable Energy Goal

Eco Friendly Daily

The Strategic Energy Framework for Northern Ireland 2010 was recently released. The report details Northern Ireland’s goals for their renewable energy sector and moving away from typical fossil fuels. The report also details significant increases in Northern Ireland’s goals for the renewable energy sector. Currently, Northern Ireland has the goal to attain twelve percent of their electricity needs through renewable energy sources by 2012.

Oil Spill Off Coast Of Ireland

Eco Friendly Daily

An oil spill off the coast of Ireland is expected to reach coastline in the next two weeks. This is the largest oil spill near Ireland in the last ten years. The spill, which is reportedly three miles long by three miles wide, is suspected to have been caused by a Russian aircraft carrier refueling in the area. The spill is estimated to contain about 500 tons of oil, or 3,750 barrels.

Ireland will plant 440 million trees in 20 years


Ireland is about to get a whole lot greener. The initiative is part of Ireland’s larger goal to become carbon-neutral by 2050. Ireland has the lowest forest cover of all European countries — about 11 percent compared to an average of more than 30 percent. In order to make the tree planting initiative work, Ireland needs farmers to plant more trees on their properties. Other people in Ireland are also against planting more trees.

Green Tourism Mobile Application for UK & Ireland Launched by TripSketch

Green (Living) Review

Award winning online Green Travel company TripSketch has announced the launch of a new Green Tourism mobile application for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Partnering with the UK’s leading Green Tourism certification programme, Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS), TripSketch enables travelers to access a network of over 2400 green graded businesses across the UK and Ireland via mobile devices or the Internet.

Ireland to Ban Incandescent Light bulbs

Eco Friendly Daily

Government budget reports are never the most exciting of news stories, especially if haven’t paid any attention to math since high school, but over in Ireland this month, the Irish government announced their first ever carbon budget. The Irish Minister for the Environment, John Gormley said “The aim of such a move will be to end the use of incandescent light bulbs in Ireland. This is not the first time, of course, Ireland have taken a lead when it comes to the environment.

Ireland's first WEEE 'rehab' center opens its doors

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ireland's first dedicated electrical reuse facility has opened, which will have the capacity to process 10,000 tonnes of WEEE a year. " Ireland is currently leading the way in Europe recycling an average of 9kg of WEEE per head of population - 3.5kg above the European average. If just 5% of Ireland's WEEE was reused, 320,000 items of electrical equipment would re-enter the second life market.

UK and Ireland gear up for Global Wind Day

Green (Living) Review

In the UK and Ireland there are a number of events including a documentary screening by RenewableUK featuring TV presenter Bill Oddie looking at green projects around Britain and the documentary will be shown for the first time at the launch with Mr Oddie introducing the film at the Curzon Cinema, in Soho, London. In Ireland Bord Gáis Kilgarvan Wind Farm will hold an educational open day, with local school children invited to have a look and learn about the technology at the site.

[Guest post] Green Limerick’s top ‘must do’s’

Green Traveler Guides

| Ireland’s Autumnal Delights | With the summer season coming to a close and the year-end on the horizon, now would be a perfect time to enjoy an autumnal escape, before the madness of the holiday festivities creep up on us good and proper. While a visit to Ireland is a fabulous idea no matter […] [Guest post] Green Limerick’s top ‘must do’s’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Europe Ireland Limerick Eco-friendly Ecotourism Reuters

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TripAdvisor’s Jenny Rushmore: GreenLeaders to be worldwide

Green Traveler Guides

Canada Europe France Germany Ireland Italy Spain Green Travel News Jenny Rushmore TripAdvisor TripAdvisor GreenLeaders | Green Travel News | Eight of ten U.S. travelers are interested in green travel, but only two out of those ten made deliberate eco-friendly travel choices in the past year. So what’s the hangup? Why didn’t the other “interested” travelers go green?

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Looking for an eco-friendly getaway in the UK? Look to the countryside!

Green Traveler Guides

Cumbria Derbyshire East Midlands England Europe Gloucestershire Hampshire Lake District Northern Ireland Shropshire Surrey United Kingdom Wales Wiltshire eco-friendly UK countryside holidays eco-friendly UK countryside vacation great UK country walks| Hikes And Bikes! | | “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment,” said Jane Austen, and she’s still so right.

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Arrowhead Bike Farm celebrates West Virginia biking community


“I saw that the property was for sale and the proximity to the new (and at that time underutilized) Arrowhead Trails,” said founder/partner Rich Ireland. ” Ireland lives an hour away in Charleston, the state capital, but likes to ride on the mountain biking trails around Fayetteville. “Our bike programs are stellar, making us an incubator for future cyclists,” Ireland said. Ireland and Stephens predict business will increase by about 20%.

Orchard House honors the past while building a brighter future


Green appliances-like Business Eco home homes house ireland orchard orchard-house philip-dunne reclaimed materials seattle upcoming-energyMany buildings are designed to fit into the natural world around them. Orchard House was built to pay homage to it.

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Seaspiracy inspires grocery store to stop selling fish


1 in Ireland, Hong Kong, the U.K., Eco Green a-grocery-store fishing ireland malta netflix ocean over-the-planet slowood what-the-health“Seaspiracy” is trying to save the oceans, and the new Netflix documentary and movement is making strides. Already, it’s convinced Slowood, a grocery store in Hong Kong , to phase out the sale of fish products. The documentary is produced by Kip Anderson, who also brought the world “Cowspiracy” and “What the Health.”

UK citizens get the right to repair


Northern Ireland will continue to apply EU laws. Business Eco Green Recycle appliances-like bbc energy efficiency energy-saving ireland meet-the-high parts-available philip-dunne positive news repair repairs upcoming-energyConsumers have become accustomed to the idea of planned obsolescence — that the things we buy will deliberately fail sooner rather than later, requiring us to buy more. But the U.K.

Going Bananas Over Food Miles – Putting the Eco Back in Economics

Green Prophet

According to the label on a package of berries I bought in a local store in Ireland, the cherries came from Israel, the strawberries from Egypt, the blueberries from Chile and the raspberries from the United States. First thing: All of these berries grow in Ireland. 330 liters of fuel are burned to bring a kilogram of berries to Ireland? Before Ireland’s independence in 1921, few Irish had ever seen a banana, so there was no need for it to have its own word.

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Haunting Irish Whiskey Ad With a Twist Ending!

Eco Chic

It also makes me want to book a trip to Ireland ASAP! Escapes advertisement Ireland Irish men twist video whiskey It’s not often that advertising is art, but I would wager that this commercial absolutely is. Check it out below—a whiskey ad is something more when a few (very attractive male) friends get together… The post Haunting Irish Whiskey Ad With a Twist Ending! appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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Heated plastic baby bottles release millions of microplastics in formula


It’s almost like flaking of the surface of the actual plastic itself,” said John Boland, a professor of chemistry and materials science researcher at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and one of the authors of the study. Green bottles ireland microplastics nature philipp-schwabl plastic study water world-healthA new study published in the journal Nature Food has revealed that babies around the world are consuming over 1.5 million microplastics each day.

Surprising ways seaweed benefits the environment


Even Ireland has harvested seaweed for hundreds of years. Eco Green a-large-amount chinese environment indonesia ireland korea news norway seaweed vietnamWhile the news often mentions the terrible things in the sea, such as gyres of plastic and other trash, the oceans also hold an extremely valuable resource: seaweed. This renewable and easily harvestable organism is used for everything from food to spa treatments to a possible COVID-19 medicine.

First-of-its-kind device prototype harnesses renewable energy from ocean waves


Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) helped to fund the $12 million design project. Eco Green a-are-already a-data-centers alternative energy deployed-at-the hawaiian innovation internationally ireland ocean energy potential wave power wordsOur planet is a water world, covered with 70 percent oceans.

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Self-sustainable childrens center in Tanzania harvests water like a baobab tree


Eco Green a-new-tab architecture center econef-children hawaiian innovation ireland local ocean energy sustainable design water wave power wordsIn northern Tanzania, a Swedish team of architects, engineers and a non-profit collaborated with local workers to complete the Econef Children’s Center, a self-sustaining facility for orphans in the King’ori village.

Sustainable tech powers the Corten steel-clad Cube in Denmark


Eco Green about-the-high building environment ireland office project research-studio surroundingsWhen Danish architectural firm Christensen & Co. Architects was asked to design the new headquarters for the Helsingør Power Plant, they felt it would be fitting if the project serve as an extension of the client’s commitment to sustainable supply technologies.

These works of art record and provide shelter to urban wildlife


Eco Green Recycle about-the-high city design environment ireland nature nature-scenes project research-studio single-use-plastic universityThe Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London is proving that you don’t have to leave the city to experience wildlife. Inspired by both art and nature, the studio has created a series of habitats that use hidden cameras to capture images of wildlife.

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A new "economics and environment and more" blog

Environmental Economics

That is, unless you live in Ireland, of course, then, based on chart 32, life has been looking increasingly optimistic since 2010. ingmar schumacher: According to some, the important and depressing graph missing is number 32 – beer prices across Europe on the rise. Chart 32. via ingmarschumacher.wordpress.com. I'll be following via email since I couldn't find the RSS feed  

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Beyond navigation: three great uses of maps

Low Impact

A weathered, early Christian cross (Photo: Sean Fagan – Skellig Michael island, southwest Ireland). There are many archaeologically rich areas in Ireland that are, like the area above, well represented on the Ordnance Survey Maps of Ireland.

The stress free nuclear stress test

Green Blog

Energy EU Europe Germany Ireland nuclear nuclear energy nuclear industry nuclear plant nuclear power Sellafield stress test terrorism UKPictured here is the nuclear power plant Gösgen, one of five nuclear reactors in Switzerland. In the wake of Fukushima a “stress test” of European nuclear reactors was proposed, in line with the “stress tests” applied to banks during the financial crisis.

Will 2013 be the year of the carbon tax blog post?

Environmental Economics

Here is some evidence from Ireland that a carbon tax might be a decent idea: Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters, Ireland embraced a novel strategy to help reduce its staggering deficit: charging households and businesses for the environmental damage they cause. Long one of Europe’s highest per-capita producers of greenhouse gases, with levels nearing those of the United States, Ireland has seen its emissions drop more than 15 percent since 2008.

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Daily Demand and Supply: A tax example

Environmental Economics

Scotland and Northern Ireland introduced their charges in 2014 and 2013 respectively and have also seen significant drops in usage. Similarly, in Northern Ireland in 2014 there was a 42.6% The standard market-based solution to reducing unwanted behavior is to place a tax on the unwanted behavior, causing people to want to do the unwanted stuff less (that's the law of demand).

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Virtual International Clayfest 2020 – ‘building’ skills and building ‘skills’

Low Impact

Going online means we are really fortunate to be able to host speakers, who we couldn’t afford to bring, from places like Africa, America North and South, to add to those nearer home in Europe, Ireland and the UK. It’s a highlight of the natural building calendar not to be missed.

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Forget Fences—Grow A Living Hedge

Green (Living) Review

While most people have heard of planting or trimming a hedge, the art of laying a hedge is one that has been somewhat lost to time outside of rural areas in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The art of hedge-laying may have gone out of style, but it’s a way to add functional beauty to your farm.

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Craft production, prices and mutual credit: weaving

Low Impact

I’ve been travelling around the south-west, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Brittany, so I haven’t been able to plug into one community, and I regret that, for all sorts of reasons, including this one.

Help your community get on their bike

Green (Living) Review

Keen cyclists in Northern Ireland will have the chance to pass on their skills to others, thanks to cycle instructor training being provided by UK charity Sustrans. The charity, who enable people to make more of their everyday journeys by foot, bike or public transport, has been awarded money by the Department of Regional Development and Public Health Agency to provide training in Northern Ireland, with the aim of allowing more people to feel comfortable on their bike.

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Did You Know - Ecocabs

Green Earth Journey

In Ireland you can get a free cab ride that is eco friendly! Ecocabs Ireland launch the 2008 season at 12.00 We want visitors to Dublin to see that we are doing our part to preserve the beauty that is Ireland. We feel that emission-free transport options and the promotion of cycling should be a part of Ireland’s strategy to combat environmental issues and we are committed to doing our part and giving the public the opportunity to do theirs.

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Emigration from Eire 'at famine levels'

Green (Living) Review

Emigration 'at famine levels' as 200 leave country each day by Michael Smith (Veshengro) More than 200 people a day have left the Republic of Ireland during 2012, as emigration has surged to levels not experienced since the famine. Some 87,000 people emigrated from Ireland in the year to April 2012, which is three times as many as the annual exodus during the boom years.

The Ultimate Upcycle: Saving Syrian Children’s Lives in Jordan, With Hats

Green Prophet

In Ireland we know about cold bones. This is a story about how we started collecting hats in Ireland for cold kids in a Syrian refugee camp. It is true that more than half of the donated were lovingly knitted and crocheted by local crafters in Ireland and around the world. In Ireland we know about cold bones. Well played Ireland, you Rock! I confess!

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Ireland. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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Assembly urged to invest in a sustainable transport future

Green (Living) Review

Sustainable transport charity Sustrans Northern Ireland is calling on the Northern Ireland Assembly to re-direct money earmarked for road-building to get more people walking and cycling, in an effort to curb the province's rising levels of obesity, congestion and social inequality. Currently some 65% of journeys made in Northern Ireland are under 5 miles and Sustrans believes that the time is right to give people the means to make their short journeys, without using a car.

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How the Production of Foie Gras Impacts the Health of Ducks and Geese


Animal protection laws severely hinder the production in Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. As a result of increased animal welfare awareness in the past few decades, the production of foie gras has been thrown into question.

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Better waste management could be 'secret weapon' against climate change

Green (Living) Review

This is what delegates at major environmental event were told by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Delegates at a major environmental event in Northern Ireland have been told that better resource efficiency could be a 'secret weapon' in the fight against climate change. Today we have highlighted the important role that businesses in Northern Ireland have in contributing to combating climate change, through making better use of natural resources.

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Have you listened to the Economics Rockstar podcast featuring Jason Shogren yet?

Environmental Economics

about Jason’s hitch-hiking experience in Ireland in 1985 from the Giants Causeway and down along the West Coast (now known as the Wild Atlantic Way). I have and I'm recommending it : Find Out: about the Cap and Trade Market for carbon emissions is a failure and would only work in a micro-management setting. why its best to implement a carbon tax. the difference between luxury emissions and survival emissions and why it maybe difficult for China and India to reduce their carbon.

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New International Gardens and Lifestyle Show

Green (Living) Review

IGA is easy to reach from the UK and Ireland: there direct flights to Berlin from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester and efficient local public transport connections from Berlin city centre. rise for the period January – November 2016 and overnight stays by visitors from Ireland showed an increase of 9.3%, compared to the same period in 2015.

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