Environment Archive

Laudato Si

I recently received what I considered to be quite an unusual request to present at a conference. It wasn’t the standard environmental or ecological conference I usually attend, but a …

The Saltee Islands

The Saltee Islands are situated about 5 km from Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford. The two islands are called Great and Little Saltee, and are privately owned. The Great Saltee …

Feeding the Buzzards

Birds of Prey in Ireland  About 100 years ago, Ireland was devoid of large birds of prey like buzzards, red kites and golden eagles. Their populations were decimated by …

Wind Turbines Pose Risk to Bats

The Drive for Green Energy We need sustainable, affordable and clean energy production to fuel the economy, and the drive towards more environmentally friendly energy production versus coal and …

The Urban Otter

The banks of our own lovely Lee are not just a pretty place for a walk, the Lee is an important place for the otter, often described as our …

A wolf in dog’s clothing?

When I first visited the Zumwalt Prairie, NE  Oregon in 2007, wolves were still absent from the area. Wolves from the translocated population in Yellowstone were at the time expanding …