Environment

Minister launches Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland

Minister launches Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, has launched the draft Green Growth Strategy for Northern...

October 27, 2021

UFU to attend COP26 climate summit in Glasgow

UFU to attend COP26 climate summit in Glasgow

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has confirmed that he will attend the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow on...

October 26, 2021

27% of UK and Irish farmers unsure that N management could help climate

27% of UK and Irish farmers unsure that N management could help climate

More than a quarter of farmers in the UK and Republic of Ireland have yet to be convinced that improved...

October 6, 2021

World’s first biomethane-powered hybrid tractor unveiled

World’s first biomethane-powered hybrid tractor unveiled

Europe’s largest vertically integrated organic food producer, the Lithuania-based AUGA group, has introduced the world’s first hybrid biomethane and electric...

October 5, 2021

UK consumers want the future of agriculture discussed at COP26 in Glasgow

UK consumers want the future of agriculture discussed at COP26 in Glasgow

The results of a recent survey confirm that more than 70% of UK consumers want the future of agriculture to...

September 20, 2021

Nestle unveils plans to reduce emissions and support farmer education

Nestle unveils plans to reduce emissions and support farmer education

Nestle is laying out its plans to support and accelerate the transition to a regenerative food system with the aim...

September 17, 2021

Research: Commercial forestry could deliver 269% more climate mitigation

Research: Commercial forestry could deliver 269% more climate mitigation

A new study involving researchers at University of Limerick (UL) has highlighted the role that the planting of new commercial...

June 22, 2021

Environmental considerations for silage storage

Environmental considerations for silage storage

As silage season approaches, now is the time to consider the environmental risk of silage effluent, to avoid a pollution...

May 17, 2021

NI’s £2 million Environment Fund opens for applications

NI’s £2 million Environment Fund opens for applications

Applications have opened for a new £2 million Environment Challenge Fund, launched by Environment Minister Edwin Poots last month. The...

May 5, 2021

Northern Ireland energy sector to be fully decarbonised by 2050

Northern Ireland energy sector to be fully decarbonised by 2050

Stormont’s Department for the Economy has begun the process of developing a new energy strategy, which will see the Northern...

April 1, 2021

Government launches new £80 million fund for green jobs and national parks

Government launches new £80 million fund for green jobs and national parks

Plans to help kickstart the UK’s green recovery have been unveiled yesterday (Wednesday, November 18), including the expansion of protected...

November 19, 2020

£40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens for applications

£40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens for applications

Grants from £50,000 to £5 million are now available from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund to help the nation build...

September 14, 2020

Farm sustainability assessment called for at ‘Energy and Rural Business Show’

Farm sustainability assessment called for at ‘Energy and Rural Business Show’

Calls for a single, harmonised farm sustainability assessment were made at Energy and Rural Business Show earlier this month, in...

March 14, 2020

How efficient must a farmer become at producing a kilogram of product?

How efficient must a farmer become at producing a kilogram of product?

When it comes to agriculture and climate action the focus – with regard to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – needs...

September 7, 2019

Slurry powered milk trucks; is this the future?

Slurry powered milk trucks; is this the future?

Farmers in Sweden are contributing to a fossil fuel free future through turning their farms’ slurry into biogas – which is...

July 2, 2019

Harvard research suggests afforestation could slow climate change clock

Harvard research suggests afforestation could slow climate change clock

New research from Harvard University in the US demonstrates that the UK would be able to sustain itself and help...

April 14, 2019

McIntyre: ‘What the big pesticides report should have said’

McIntyre: ‘What the big pesticides report should have said’

The European Parliament’s committee on pesticides has reached the wrong conclusions and disregarded key evidence, a new report concludes. Anthea...

April 13, 2019

‘Grazed grass isn’t that environmentally friendly’

‘Grazed grass isn’t that environmentally friendly’

Grazed grass and other forage-based diets are more likely to lead to higher levels of greenhouse gas production, according to...

March 31, 2019