The Green Party have launched their 'Waste Reduction Bill 2017' this week. The Bill includes proposals for new measures with the objective of improving the current state of Ireland's recycling status. It is known that this year's Waste Reduction Bill contains two aspects; firstly the introduction of a recycling deposit scheme for plastic bottles, cans … Continue reading Green Party’s ‘Waste Reduction Bill 2017’ may have great incentives for Irish consumers!
Holly Blue is a little blue-coloured butterfly that is native to Ireland. They are continuously in-flight throughout their natural range from early April to late June and once again then in early August to early September. They have a wingspan of only 1.5 inches which illustrates their tiny size. Holly Blue's mostly obtain their food sources … Continue reading Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)
What is Japanese Knotweed? Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a herbaceous perennial plant. This species is extremely common and widespread across Ireland. It is most prominent in areas of wasteland, roadsides, landfills, wetlands and riparian (river) areas across the entire country. Where did it come from? Japanese Knotweed is native to East Asia in … Continue reading Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
What is an American Mink? The American Mink is a member of the Mustela genus meaning that it is a mustelid. The American Mink differs from other members of the Mustela genus such as Weasels and Stoats due to its larger size. This mammal is more similar to a type of Marten that the other types … Continue reading American Mink (Neovison vison)
Teagasc will be hosting their Agri-Environment Conference this Thursday, April 6th 2017. The event is set to take place in Co. Offaly at the Tullamore Court Hotel. The event begins at 9.30am and is expected to run until approximately 4pm. There will be four sessions taking place as the day goes on. The first session … Continue reading Teagasc Agri-Environment Conference takes place this week
The 2017 Annual Conference for Groundwater will be held by the Irish branch of the International Association of Hydrogeologists this month. The event will be held on the 25th and 26th of April 2017 and is expected to run all day. This year's event will be held in Co. Offaly at the Tullamore Court Hotel. … Continue reading Pop-Up Event: Internatioal Association of Hydrogeologists Annual Groundwater Conference
The 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (known as EVIRON 2017) will take place later this month. The event is scheduled from the 10th until 12th of April 2017. This year, EVIRON will be held at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and will run all day. ENVIRON is hosted by the Environmental Science Association of Ireland (ESAI) every year. … Continue reading Pop-Up Event: EVIRON 2017 – 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium 2017