Category Archives: Environment

Farming and water quality

Nitrates and phosphates have caused considerable pollution but farmers are helping to control it, Richard Halleron writes. Agriculture is playing its part in improving the quality of our water. Agricultural intensification –...

Community focus for Mark H Durkan

The environment is very much a new brief for Mark H Durkan, who has traditionally focused on constituency issues such as health and welfare. Peter Cheney profiles the new Minister and reviews...

The state of our environment

Every year, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency assesses the state of the region’s environment. agendaNi considers the trends for biodiversity, the quality of our air, climate, land and water, and human influences...

The changing state of CAP

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson discusses the principles behind the Common Agricultural Policy with Peter Cheney and outlines the main challenges on the horizon for agriculture. Europe has come full circle and...