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.
River death teen named
Published: Saturday, 20 July 2013
A 15-year-old boy, who died in hospital after falling into the River Roe near Limavady on Thursday, has been named as Steven Mitchell.
Urgent report into 'tragic' river death
Published: Friday, 19 July 2013
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has called for an urgent report on the "tragic" death of a 15-year-old boy who fell into the River Roe.
Causeway centre up for design award
Published: Thursday, 18 July 2013
The new Giant's Causeway visitor centre in Co Antrim has been nominated for a prestigious architecture award.
£1.5m to tackle derelict buildings
Published: Monday, 15 July 2013
Environment Minister Alex Attwood has announced a £1.5m funding boost to address dereliction in Northern Ireland's towns and cities.
Deserted fishing rods spark sea search
Published: Saturday, 13 July 2013
A search operation is underway after two unattended fishing rods were discovered near rocks at the Blue Pool in Portrush, Co Antrim.
Gasification plant for Lisburn approved
Published: Tuesday, 09 July 2013
Environment Minister Alex Attwood has granted planning permission for an Energy from Waste (EfW) gasification plant in Lisburn.
Quarry safety campaign after deaths
Published: Tuesday, 09 July 2013
A new campaign has been launched by Environment Minister Alex Attwood to highlight the dangers of quarries.
Vital meals made from saved food
Published: Monday, 08 July 2013
A new partnership between leading supermarket chain Asda NI and the food redistribution charity, FareShare, is set to save tonnes of food from the landfill, providing thousands of meals for the needy in Northern Ireland.
Water waste above average in NI
Published: Monday, 08 July 2013
People in Northern Ireland are using around 20 litres of water more than the average person in Great Britain.
Bodyboarding family pulled to safety
Published: Monday, 08 July 2013
Lifeguards have rescued a family of six - including four children - after they got into difficulty while bodyboarding at Castlerock beach.
Causeway car park prices criticised
Published: Wednesday, 26 June 2013
The cost of visiting one of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions, the Giant's Causeway, has come under the spotlight again.
RSPB urges public to help boost wildlife
Published: Thursday, 20 June 2013
Northern Ireland's wildlife is in serious decline with one in ten species on the verge of extinction, according to conservationists.
Sudden oak death found in Co Down park
Published: Thursday, 13 June 2013
Over 100 hectares of trees are being cleared from Castlewellan Forest Park in Co Down after they were found to be diseased.
Fire devastates Cave Hill lizard numbers
Published: Wednesday, 12 June 2013
A newly discovered population of lizards has been devastated in a fire at Cave Hill in Belfast, an environmental group has claimed.
UFO filmed over Belfast
Published: Monday, 10 June 2013
Amateur footage has captured an unidentified flying object hovering in the skies over Belfast Lough.
Lorry 'laden with illegal fuel waste'
Published: Sunday, 09 June 2013
A lorry trailer which was leaking waste products from illegal fuel laundering has been discovered in Co Armagh.
Lives at risk over water hydrant damage
Published: Thursday, 06 June 2013
Lives could be lost in Belfast if vandals do not stop damaging water hydrants, NI Water has warned.
Exhibition shows Crannog discoveries
Published: Thursday, 06 June 2013
An exhibition showcasing some of the 5,500 artefacts found in the Drumclay Crannog is due to open in Enniskillen.
Waste plant closed over illegal landfill
Published: Wednesday, 05 June 2013
A waste plant in Londonderry has been shut down over allegations that organised crime gangs are behind massive illegal landfills.
Christian heritage concerns over turbine
Published: Wednesday, 05 June 2013
Planners deliberating on whether a giant wind turbine can be built near an ancient pilgrimage site in Co Derry will fully consider the potential impact on Christian heritage, the Environment minister has vowed.
Spate of vandalism at wastewater plant
Published: Friday, 31 May 2013
Vandals have repeatedly targeted a wastewater treatment plant in Moneymore, Co Londonderry, over the past two weeks.
Plan for £200 'wind farm discount'
Published: Thursday, 30 May 2013
A renewably energy company has proposed a new initiative which offers discounts to residents living near wind farms.
'Alien species' cost NI £46.5m annually
Published: Thursday, 30 May 2013
Invasive alien species that threaten wildlife have cost the Northern Ireland economy £46.5m a year, it has been revealed.
Trust spared golf resort legal bill
Published: Wednesday, 29 May 2013
The National Trust has been spared from having to foot the full legal bill for its failed bid to block a £100m golf resort near the Giant's Causeway.
Welsh earthquake shakes Ireland
Published: Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Tremors from an overnight earthquake in Wales have reportedly been felt in Ireland.

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