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#Pollution

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From The42 Thousands of dead fish found near Rio's Olympic waters Pollution

Thousands of dead fish found near Rio's Olympic waters

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

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
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.

From TheJournal.ie European cities are banning cars for a day ... but Ireland's not getting involved Not Happening This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your bank holiday Monday.

From TheJournal.ie The quality of life all over the world in one neat map The Good Life

The quality of life all over the world in one neat map

We didn’t make it into the top ten but we managed to keep out of the bottom ten list.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the top 15 items Irish people flush down the loo (that they shouldn't) Ewwwww
From TheJournal.ie Plastic bags are still damaging the environment Litter

Plastic bags are still damaging the environment

Research has found that plastic litter can smother marine life in just nine weeks.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Meet the people who are allergic to almost everything Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

PHOTOS: Meet the people who are allergic to almost everything

A Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sufferer left the city and took these moving portraits.

From TheJournal.ie 2014 could be the hottest year in history In A Sweat

2014 could be the hottest year in history

That’s not necessarily a good thing.

From TheJournal.ie Cut up your six pack rings warns IWDG after dolphin death in Cork Pollution

Cut up your six pack rings warns IWDG after dolphin death in Cork

A piece of plastic debris wrapped around its beak preventing it from feeding.

From TheJournal.ie Suncream is really bad for the ocean Don't Wear Sunscreen

Suncream is really bad for the ocean

Particularly phytoplankton.

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