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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.

From TheJournal.ie Childhood asthma rates linked to black smoke in Galway Pollution

Childhood asthma rates linked to black smoke in Galway

A study has suggested that a drop in black smoke levels in the mid-nineties improved overall air quality and helped reduce hospital admissions for asthma.

From TheJournal.ie 'Definite line of inquiry' being followed into source of Tolka pollution Dublin

'Definite line of inquiry' being followed into source of Tolka pollution

A temporary barrier placed on the river to prevent the pollution spreading has been removed.

From TheJournal.ie Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology Making Waves

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology

ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 13 things you probably never knew about India Just The Facts

13 things you probably never knew about India

Hair, pollution, whiskey and babies – there’s a lot going on in India.

From TheJournal.ie China plans to take a lot of old bangers off the road this year Clapped Out

China plans to take a lot of old bangers off the road this year

Up to six million, in fact. It’s in a bid to tackle the country’s “extremely grim” environmental situation.

From TheJournal.ie Criminal investigation to be carried out after 1,000 fish found dead in Tyrone river Pollution

Criminal investigation to be carried out after 1,000 fish found dead in Tyrone river

It’s believed the pollution came from an agricultural source.

From TheJournal.ie Fears for Ireland's air after health warnings in the UK Pollution

Fears for Ireland's air after health warnings in the UK

Ireland’s air quality suffered from dust that was carried from the Sahara desert over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Forget Paris, these are the world's most polluted cities Smog

Forget Paris, these are the world's most polluted cities

More than two million people die every year from breathing indoor and outdoor particle pollution.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: No masks in stock as Beijing pollution goes off the charts Nuclear Winter

PHOTOS: No masks in stock as Beijing pollution goes off the charts

The World Health Organisation has said the toxic air has created a crisis.

Watch this baby dolphin thank the fisherman that frees it from a plastic bag

It’ll warm the cockles and mussels of your heart.

From TheJournal.ie Air pollution causes cancer - WHO Pollution

Air pollution causes cancer - WHO

Air pollution has been put on the same level as tobacco in terms of the damage it causes.

From TheJournal.ie Exposure to air pollution increases risk of having low birthweight baby Pollution

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of having low birthweight baby

A new study has found this risk is present even at levels of pollution well below EU air-quality guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment Agriculture

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment

A report commissioned by the Government claims that the negative effects can be mitigated but green groups are concerned.

From TheJournal.ie TD suggests introduction of aerosol levy to tackle graffiti Tax

TD suggests introduction of aerosol levy to tackle graffiti

Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell said new measures need to be looked at to tackle the issue of graffiti.

From TheJournal.ie Jellyfish are freaks of nature that could take over the world's oceans Swim For Your Life!

Jellyfish are freaks of nature that could take over the world's oceans

They can thrive despite factors such as pollution or a lack of oxygen, and a lack of natural predators has led to a surge in their population.

From TheJournal.ie The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002 Bag Tax

The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002

Figures from the Department of the Environment show a fall in plastic bag usage and therefore the amount of tax taken in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie State of emergency declared as Kuala Lumpur is engulfed by smog Pollution This post contains images

State of emergency declared as Kuala Lumpur is engulfed by smog

A smoky haze blamed on Indonesian forest fires has triggered one of the country’s worst pollution levels in years.

From TheJournal.ie Helicopters 'water-bomb' Singapore to fight hazardous smoky haze Smog

Helicopters 'water-bomb' Singapore to fight hazardous smoky haze

Sinagpore is shrouded in haze due to forest fires on the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra.

From TheJournal.ie Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies Autism

Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies

Researchers said the findings suggest that metals and other pollutants should be regularly measured in the blood of pregnant women.

From TheJournal.ie China pig farm 'pumped dissolved carcasses into river' Pollution

China pig farm 'pumped dissolved carcasses into river'

The farm claimed that using strong alkali to break down carcasses before flushing them away was a non-harmful method of disposal for pigs.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years Pollution

Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years

Smoky coal is already banned in 27 towns and cities around the country, but now the Minister for the Environment says he wants to see it nationwide.

From TheJournal.ie Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce Air Quality

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce

An Taisce also said that poor air quality is costing the country up to €6.3 billion per year in lost days at work and health costs.

From TheJournal.ie EU delegation to visit Shannon estuary on environmental hazards probe Environment

EU delegation to visit Shannon estuary on environmental hazards probe

The fact-finding mission this coming September is a response to complaints in relation to Aughinish Alumina plant and plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal.

From TheJournal.ie Here's one thing Ireland is getting right... Breathe Deep

Here's one thing Ireland is getting right...

That air you’re breathing right now? It’s some of the best in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Who gets to keep goods salvaged from ships - and at what risk? Shipping

Who gets to keep goods salvaged from ships - and at what risk?

In the wake of the Rena and Concordia disasters, TheJournal.ie takes a look into ship salvaging and the ownership of ‘lost’ cargo.

From TheJournal.ie Fuel detected in sea around capsized Costa Concordia Costa Concordia

Fuel detected in sea around capsized Costa Concordia

But it’s thought the substance is diesel from machinery aboard the stricken cruise ship – not the heavy fuel oil from its huge tanks.

From TheJournal.ie 1,500 without water as Limerick contamination 'worse than initially feared' Limerick

1,500 without water as Limerick contamination 'worse than initially feared'

Water tankers are in place in west Limerick after a volume of oil entered the river Deel on Thursday night.

From TheJournal.ie Court upholds ruling that Chevron must pay $18bn for Amazon pollution Ecuador

Court upholds ruling that Chevron must pay $18bn for Amazon pollution

The lawsuit sought damages on behalf of 30,000 people for environmental contamination and illnesses that allegedly resulted from operations in the Amazon rain forest over an 18-year period.

From TheJournal.ie Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession Pollution

Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession

Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell by one per cent in 2010, meaning we are on track to meet our Kyoto targets.

From TheJournal.ie BP and contractors face $45million fine over Deepwater Horizon spill BP Oil Spill

BP and contractors face $45million fine over Deepwater Horizon spill

The three companies could be fined up to $35,000 per day – but that figure is reportedly dwarfed by their profits.

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: The world's most polluted cities Pollution This post contains images

Gallery: The world's most polluted cities

Air pollution killed 1.3million people in 2008, according to the World Health Organisation. Here are the globe’s worst offenders…

From TheJournal.ie China: Factory shuts after hundreds protest over pollution Environment

China: Factory shuts after hundreds protest over pollution

Hundreds of villagers staged demonstrations against a solar panel company in eastern China, saying that its factory was polluting the local environment.

From TheJournal.ie Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution Car Ban

Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution

Bolivia’s President even left the car behind and jogged to work yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters Environment This post contains videos

Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters

Australia aims to reduce carbon pollution by 160 million tons by 2020 with the tax – but the opposition says the move is simply “socialism masquerading as environmentalism”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland faces cost of millions to clean up polluted water Water

Ireland faces cost of millions to clean up polluted water

If Ireland wants to abide by European clean water directives, it’ll have to spend millions cleaning lakes and rivers.