New fungal disease discovered in threatened juniper
Phytopthera austrocedrus, recently confirmed
in Britain, is a fungus infection that is usually fatal to infected
trees. It has been confirmed on common juniper in northern England
as well as on Lawson’s cypress and Nootka cypress in Scotland.
Council deny abandoned work wiped out mussel colony
Mayo County Council have described as ‘totally
false’ claims by the Friends of the Irish Environment that work
they carried out on a bridge near Delphi resulted in a rare colony
of freshwater pearl mussels being destroyed.
The government will today be called on to increase
its support for wave and tidal power in a new report from MPs warning
the UK is at risk of repeating mistakes which allowed the country
to lose its early lead in the developing wind power industry.
It was standing room only at the Caha Community Hall
in Adrigole last Saturday night as the local community turned out
in force to voice their concerns at the proposed new 300-acre salmon
farm in Bantry Bay.
Canada has threatened a trade war with European Union
over the bloc's plan to label oil from Alberta's vast tar sands as
highly polluting, the Guardian can reveal, before a key vote in Brussels
on 23 February.
France asks EU to suspend Monsanto GM corn approval
France asked the European Commission on Monday to suspend
authorization to plant Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) MON810
corn, the environment ministry said, as the country seeks to keep
a ban on GM crops despite losing court rulings.
Environmental factors must be included in GDP, say
Countries must move beyond tracking economic growth
using measures of gross domestic product (GDP) and incorporate environmental
and social dimensions into a new measure of wealth if they are to
avoid an escalating series of climate, biodiversity and poverty crises.
European Union governments remain split on whether
to support a pathway to long-term climate goals drafted by the bloc’s
regulator that some investors say could bolster carbon prices, according
to an EU document.
NASA photo shows shrinking lake in the southern Sahara
A new photo taken by astronauts aboard the International
Space Station shows the extent to which Lake Fitri, a terminal lake
in the southern Sahara Desert in Chad, has diminished as a consequence
of climate change.