Travel

The hidden climate change impacts of the tourism industry

Marina Kelava
| 22nd May 2018
The carbon footprint of tourism is four times higher than previously thought according to new research. Travellers from and to the US produce the most greenhouse gasses. The findings also cast serious doubt on attempts to revive small economies by introducing more tourism. MARINA KELAVA reports

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First legal action under Ireland’s new climate legislation

Conor Purcell
| 17th July 2017
Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) has taken the first legal action under Ireland’s new climate legislation. FIE has expressed its concerns that the Irish government is intending to ignore the terms set out by the 2015 Paris climate agreement by lodging a judicial review with the High Court in relation to Dublin Airport's proposed new runway, CONOR PURCELL reports

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Fourth of July Iceberg, 2008, Twillingate, Newfoundland. Photo: Barbara Matilsky.

Vanishing ice through artists' eyes

Martin Spray
| 9th May 2014
This chronicle of over two centuries of melting Alpine and polar ice, seen through the works of contemporary artists, is at its best both powerful and provocative, writes Martin Spray. But he wonders - is art really such an effective force for environmental protection?

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Alde Garden

Review: Alde Garden

Rachael Stubbins
| 26th April 2012
From the DIY ‘treebog’ to the solar powered fairy lights, bell tents and yurts, Suffolk’s Alde Garden is the perfect place for an eco-friendly weekend break. Rachael Stubbins paid a visit

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How green is your fuel?

How green is your fuel?

Andrew Simms
| 12th April 2012
In an exclusive extract from 'Ampera We're Electric', Andrew Simms takes a closer look at what powers our cars and asks whether motoring has a greener future to look forward to

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The World’s Heritage

The World’s Heritage

Ruth Styles
| 15th March 2012
Championing conservation and shining a spotlight on some of the planet’s most iconic places, UNESCO's latest tome, The World’s Heritage, is an inspiring read, says Ruth Styles

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