Enviro: 24th June 2019

On this edition of Enviro

John and the Panel discuss a wide range of topics including

  • Proposed tree felling for Bus corridors we referred to a comprehensive article covered in the Sunday Independent of two weeks ago by Gerald Mills Associate professor of Geography at UCD
  • Coillte’s new forestry initiative We explained this initiative and possible limitations
  • Britain will produce more electricity from clean energy sources this year than from fossil fuels for the first time since the Industrial Revolution
  • Irish government is planning to phase out fur farms in Ireland
  • Demonstration against an open cast coal mine in Germany

In the second part of the show the team

  • Forest Friends will be planting trees in St. Patrick’s Training College DCU Drumcondra Dublin Ireland at 11.00 on Wednesday 26th June all welcome
  • It has been reported widely in the media that Chennai India’s sixth largest city has no water One of our contacts in Chennai has sent us this report with the good news that the rains have come: Apart from the ‘Forest Man’ video Geetha Sellamuthu said that There is another person called Peepal Baba who has planted 100,000 trees with the sacred peepal tree being the majority.
  • Historic court ruling: whereby Zambian villagers won a landmark legal battle in Britain’s Supreme court against a British mining company
  • With a song from our guests Manon and Gerti

Broadcast: 24/06/2019

Presenter and producer John Haughton

Panellist Joe Dunne

Guests Manon, Gerti