Call for cycling revolution
Published: Monday, 09 September 2013
Transport minister Danny Kennedy has called for a cycling revolution as he outlined plans to encourage more people to get on their bikes.
'Big cat' sightings reported in Co Down
Published: Monday, 02 September 2013
Police are investigating a number of alleged 'big cat' sightings in the Hillsborough and Dromora areas of Co Down following several animal attacks on sheep.
Ice Age link to quakes in Irish Sea
Published: Sunday, 25 August 2013
Two earthquakes recorded in the Irish Sea were most likely caused by stress on glaciers from the Ice Age being released, experts have said.
Funding boost for NI's coastal areas
Published: Friday, 23 August 2013
Coastal communities have been urged by the Environment Minister to apply for project funding available from a £600,000 pot aimed at improving Northern Ireland's seaside towns and villages.
'Major fishkill' at Co Down river
Published: Thursday, 22 August 2013
Water pollution has caused a major fishkill at a river off Strangford Lough in Co Down, the Department of Environment has confirmed.
Plastic bag use down 80% in NI
Published: Thursday, 22 August 2013
The number of single use carrier bags issued in Northern Ireland has dropped by over 80% since the introduction of a levy earlier this year.
Council proposes to make bins smaller
Published: Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Household waste bins in Belfast could be set to shrink if a city council proposal goes ahead.
Fourth red kite death in NI
Published: Tuesday, 20 August 2013
A leading nature charity is appealing for information after the death of another red kite in Northern Ireland.
Call to honour bravery of  quarry victim
Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2013
A coroner has recommended a posthumous bravery award for a man who died trying to rescue a boy from drowning in a disused quarry in Co Down.
Durkan and PM at odds over fracking
Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Northern Ireland's Environment Minister Mark Durkan has clashed with the Prime Minister David Cameron over his support for fracking.
Newcastle centre to get £255k facelift
Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2013
The Social Development minister has announced a £255,000 boost to regenerate Newcastle, Co Down as a top tourist destination.
Meteor shower activity to peak on Monday
Published: Monday, 12 August 2013
A Perseid meteor shower will peak in activity on Monday evening, with a maximum of 50 -100 meteors per hour.
Call to clean NI's litter-strewn shores
Published: Wednesday, 07 August 2013
"Inconsiderate" people not tidying up after visiting Northern Ireland's shores have contributed to an average of over 4,000 pieces of litter per kilometre of beach, according to new research.
Phoenix Gas sold in major deal
Published: Friday, 02 August 2013
Northern Ireland's largest natural gas distribution and energy service has been sold in one of the biggest deals of its kind.
DUP seeks ministerial 'silly string' ban
Published: Friday, 02 August 2013
New Environment Minister Mark H Durkan could find himself tied up with an issue DUP councillors are hoping to drop on his desk - a proposed Northern Ireland-wide ban of so-called 'silly string'.
Plan to restore anchor hits stormy water
Published: Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Plans to restore a giant First World War anchor, which was raised from the seabed off the Co Donegal coast, have hit stormy waters.
Rare 'sprite' spotted during storm
Published: Wednesday, 31 July 2013
A rare atmospheric phenomenon, known as a 'sprite', has been caught on camera by the Armagh Observatory - one of very few such recordings in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Jellyfish numbers spike in heatwave
Published: Tuesday, 30 July 2013
The public are being advised to be cautious on the beach after the number of jellyfish has increased in the recent warm weather.
Green Flags for 12 parks in Belfast
Published: Monday, 29 July 2013
A dozen Belfast parks have been awarded Green Flags.
Fuel waste stopped from entering river
Published: Monday, 29 July 2013
Two canisters of fuel laundering waste, which had been dumped close to a river in south Armagh, have been dealt with by the Environment Agency.
Wind farm plan for causeway coast
Published: Thursday, 25 July 2013
A new wind farm is planned for an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Causeway Coast.
New clamp down on 'booze buses'
Published: Thursday, 25 July 2013
The new Environment Minister wants to clamp down on so-called booze buses.
NI oysters 'decimated' by warm weather
Published: Wednesday, 24 July 2013
A virus present in Carlingford Lough, and flourishing due to the recent warm weather, has killed off stocks of oysters to the concern of those working in the industry.

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