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#Pollution

# pollution - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Plastic in the Atlantic Ocean is far beyond levels previously estimated Pollution

Plastic in the Atlantic Ocean is far beyond levels previously estimated

Researchers believe plastic levels in the Atlantic are ten times higher than previous estimates suggest.

# pollution - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds Pollution

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds

Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide showed a 3.5% higher risk of stroke.

# pollution - Monday 27 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: After the Covid-19 masks are gone, will we breathe cleaner air? Air Pollution

Opinion: After the Covid-19 masks are gone, will we breathe cleaner air?

Dr Karen Moore of the An Taisce Green-Schools programme wonders if despite Covid-19 and the lockdown, can we take some long-lasting benefits from it all – for the air we breathe, our health and quality of life.

From TheJournal.ie ​​Smoky coal ban extended to all towns with populations of over 10,000 people Pollution

​​Smoky coal ban extended to all towns with populations of over 10,000 people

The new ban kicks in on 1 September.

# pollution - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study Plastic Pollution

Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study

The work was carried out by researchers from NUIG and University of Limerick.

# pollution - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Wet wipes: 50% of brands labelled 'flushable' actually contain microplastics (and shouldn't be flushed) Pollution

Wet wipes: 50% of brands labelled 'flushable' actually contain microplastics (and shouldn't be flushed)

The researched looked at how sanitary products are polluting Irish oceans.

# pollution - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions Clearing The Air

Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nitrogen dioxide levels have dropped in tandem with the sharp fall in car use over the past months.

# pollution - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Dramatic fall in Ireland's transport pollution as we undertake 'natural experiment' Clearing The Air

Dramatic fall in Ireland's transport pollution as we undertake 'natural experiment'

Since Covid-19 restrictions came into force the use of planes, trains and vehicles have all dramatically fallen.

# pollution - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Water quality in almost half of Ireland's lakes and rivers deemed unsatisfactory Troubled Waters

Water quality in almost half of Ireland's lakes and rivers deemed unsatisfactory

Coastal waters had the highest proportion of water bodies in good or high ecological status, according to an EPA report.

# pollution - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets Pollution

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets

A new report from the Environment Protection Agency looks at indicators of the levels of NO2 in the air in Dublin.

# pollution - Thursday 13 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits Climate Action

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits

TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.

# pollution - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published Pollution

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

# pollution - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables Rté Investigates

Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables

An RTÉ Investigates programme will look into the pollution.

# pollution - Thursday 11 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Traffic pollution causing 1,700 new cases of asthma in Ireland every year Breathing

Traffic pollution causing 1,700 new cases of asthma in Ireland every year

It means 150 in every 100,000 children here are diagnosed with asthma as a result of traffic pollution.

# pollution - Friday 11 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans Clean Oceans

New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans

Planned on-shore and on-board facilities could help solve the problem.

# pollution - Monday 31 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics) Microbeads

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

# pollution - Friday 30 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Madrid takes drastic action to curb emissions by closing city centre to car traffic No Cars Go

Madrid takes drastic action to curb emissions by closing city centre to car traffic

And from March, drivers who go in illegally will be fined €90.

From TheJournal.ie Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better Downstream

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

# pollution - Monday 13 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Litter survey finds majority of Irish rivers, beaches and harbours are polluted: here are the biggest blackspots What A Load Of Rubbish

Litter survey finds majority of Irish rivers, beaches and harbours are polluted: here are the biggest blackspots

Just four out of 50 areas inspected were found to be clean to European standards.

# pollution - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats plastic Surprise Discovery

Scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats plastic

It appears to feed exclusively on a type of plastic used widely in plastic bottles.

# pollution - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months Boracay Island

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on 26 April.

# pollution - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution Not Suckin' Diesel

It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution

The move paves the way for the phasing out of diesel vehicles in a country with a huge automotive industry.

# pollution - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie India's capital is polluted with smog... but these Delhi offices have air as fresh as the Swiss Alps India

India's capital is polluted with smog... but these Delhi offices have air as fresh as the Swiss Alps

The Paharpur Business Centre has more than 7,000 plants pumping fresh air into its offices.

# pollution - Friday 20 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland) The Lancet

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)

A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.

# pollution - Monday 18 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year Pollution

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

# pollution - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution Get Outa The Water

Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution

A special advisory notice has also been issued for Velvet Strand in Portmarnock.

# pollution - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer Sewage

'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer

The blockage led to a manhole cover overflowing and sewage being discharged into the River Tolka.

# pollution - Thursday 8 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water Microbeads

Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency delves into the source of microplastics in our waters.

# pollution - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says Bike To Work

Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says

For male cyclists between the ages of 20 and 29, the negative impacts of cycling outweigh the positive, according to the study.

# pollution - Saturday 11 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 people protest against Limerick incinerator plans Pollution

Over 1,000 people protest against Limerick incinerator plans

Irish Cement has said the practice is safe and there will be no added emissions at the factory.

# pollution - Monday 6 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year Environmental Risks

Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year

Over half a million deaths each year are from diseases attributable to air pollution and second-hand smoke.

# pollution - Monday 13 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Not even the deepest, darkest parts of the planet have escaped human pollution Irreparable Damage

Not even the deepest, darkest parts of the planet have escaped human pollution

A new study has found traces of pollution in the deepest oceans on the planets.

# pollution - Sunday 4 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Spending a day in Delhi is the equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes. We went to see for ourselves Smog

Spending a day in Delhi is the equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes. We went to see for ourselves

The pollution during our visit was so bad you could taste and smell it.

# pollution - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie UN agency says 681 people died in Ireland from air pollution in one year Smog

UN agency says 681 people died in Ireland from air pollution in one year

The UK had 16,355 deaths from air pollution in the same year, according to a WHO report released today.

# pollution - Friday 19 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Swimming bans in place at three popular Dublin beaches due to 'extreme rainfall' Irish Water

Swimming bans in place at three popular Dublin beaches due to 'extreme rainfall'

Heavy rainfall caused an overflow of untreated water.

# pollution - Sunday 24 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Sharks in South Africa that regularly maul people are now facing extinction Rapid Decline

Sharks in South Africa that regularly maul people are now facing extinction

Shark nets, ocean pollution and baited hooks are being blamed for the dwindling numbers.

# pollution - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches Pollution

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches

The council said there was water overflow from a pump station due to heavy rainfall.

# pollution - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Thousands of dead fish found near Rio's Olympic waters

Water pollution concerns are not easing with the Games just seven months away.

# pollution - Saturday 17 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie These heartbreaking images show what it's like to live and work in one of the most polluted cities on earth Bangladesh

# pollution - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Volkswagen is going to pay out billions over dirty diesel vehicles Das Pollution

Volkswagen is going to pay out billions over dirty diesel vehicles

Around €6.5 billion, to be precise.

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