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Enviro – 6th February 2017

Part one contained an extended interview with Conrad Jay of Mount Usher Gardens in Ashford, Co. Wicklow concerning the environmental implications of plans for the Roundwood reservoir and Vartry River. There have been several letters in the media expressing ...

Enviro – 30th January 2017

In the first half of the program, John O’Rourke talked about new discoveries about trees. John referred to Peter Wohlleben’s book ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ and explained that Wohlleben, a forester and environmentalist, set out to prove that trees ...

Enviro – 23rd January 2017

On this week’s edition of Enviro, Britt and Joe spoke to ALEX SPROULE and CLAIRE with her dog, Badig about the disabled people movement in Ballymun. They talk about if Dublin is a blind friendly town, what can be done to improve it and the pros ...

Enviro – 16th January 2017

The program dealt with a range of topics including that this Enviro program coincided with Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day. His importance was mentioned in human rights terms and it appeared that the new Trump administration in the USA is designed to ...

Enviro – 9th January 2017

In the first half hour, Gillian Bird of the DSPCA (the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) talked about recent animal cruelty incidents (see Irish Independent article 5 th . January 2017- ‘Alarm over kid’s roles in animal abuse cases’). ...

Enviro – 19th December 2016

On this week’s edition of Enviro, Britt & Joe speak to Dr. Anita Donaghy , Senior Conservation Officer, BirdWatch Ireland. She wants to raise awareness of the plight of the Curlew: breeding Curlew are fast disappearing from the Irish landscape. “If ...

Enviro – 12th December 2016

This Enviro program started with forest Friends internship students Vanesse and Julia explaining how they learned about the environment and its importance to them. They recited the song about gardening “Inch by Inch” made popular by Pete Seeger. The ...

Enviro – 5th December 2016

Robert Navan talked about the send off which the Cuban people gave to the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro, who died on November 25 2016 aged 90. In the discussion which followed, it referred to last week’s explanation by Simon McGuiness’ ...

Enviro – 28th November 2016

Simon McGuinness, National Coordinator of Cuba Support Group Ireland uses Cuba as a case study of sustainable development in his MSc module level course at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Simon’s contention that Cuba is the only currently successful ...

Enviro – 21st November 2016

This week’s topics: Rosetta and Juno probes results – Where does the water on earth come from? Was it brought down by comets? Is there life on other planets? Are we going to terraform Mars and live there?   ROSETTA PROBE (European Space ...

Enviro – 14th November 2016

This program celebrated the music and songs of Leonard Cohen. It covered a wide range of topics including discussion of the findings of the Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (EPA). It asked the question is ‘Trumpism’ good for the US and the ...

Enviro – 7th November 2016

The program updated listeners on important environmental issues. It discussed the importance of the Standing Rock Native North American Reservation’s protest in opposition to the Dakota access oil pipeline and the US first Nation’s struggle and treatment ...