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Texas oil and gas firm backs down from explorations in South Africa

Pushing away the threat Durban – The Texas-based oil exploration company Rhino Resources has cut back on the scale of its proposed oil and gas exploration bid in KwaZulu-Natal after a major public backlash. The company’s local subsidiary company, Rhino Oil and Gas Exploration, lodged an exploration application early last year covering a massive 1 […]

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“DIRECT RISKS TO HEALTH” – MEDACT REPORT

Medact is a medical charity based in London that educates, analyses and campaigns for global health on issues related to conflict, poverty and the environment. On 7th of July Medact released a an updated assessment of the potential health impacts of  unconventional shale gas production in England. This new report updates the review from 2015 with the latest evidence […]

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INFRASTRATA FAILS TO FIND OIL IN NORTH BELFAST

Anti-fracking campaigners are celebrating this weekend! The news broke on Thursday that Infrastrata had drilled 2,000 metres underground at Woodburn Forest, Carrickfergus but found water instead of oil in their two target rock formations.  The drill had been the subject of much concern among the anti-fracking campaigners throughout Ireland who were extremely worried that this […]

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Our EVS year – looking back

The end of summer brought the end of our European Voluntary Service in Ireland. During this year we’ve been through a lot of experiences; living in another country as an EVS volunteer is a huge deal in someone’s life. Last September, we (Alice and Cédric) arrived in County Leitrim; in January Lisandra joined us. Together […]

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Ireland, an important experience in my life

The French Erasmus+ Agency on 20th June published the portrait of Cédric, the French EVS Volunteer who worked in GEAI since September. After nine months here, Cédric shares his experience and his learnings. (Read the original article)     My name is Cédric, I’m 24 and for 9 months I’m a European Volunteer in Ireland with […]

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EVS&GEAI Together!

GEAI in ‘Pay It Forward’ Competition Pay it Forward concept means to respond a person’s kindness by being kind to someone else, if you get something, give something back! This is the main idea of volunteering and also of the European Voluntary Service. Leargas, the National Agency that deals with the Erasmus+ programmes in Ireland […]

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A better understanding of Ireland’s Carbon Footprint

Ireland’s daily GHG emissions A short animation showing Ireland’s daily emissions as a large pile of one tonne carbon dioxide bubbles beside the Poolbeg towers in Dublin bay. The Environmental Protection Agency compiles Ireland’s annual greenhouse gas emission inventories and projections, which allows the Government to assess progress against key targets, report to the European Commission […]

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