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Dublin: 16 °C Sunday 19 August, 2018


# pollution - Monday 13 August, 2018

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# pollution - Saturday 17 October, 2015

# pollution - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Volkswagen is going to pay out billions over dirty diesel vehicles

Around €6.5 billion, to be precise.

# pollution - Monday 3 August, 2015

European cities are banning cars for a day ... but Ireland's not getting involved Not Happening This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

# pollution - Sunday 21 June, 2015

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.

# pollution - Monday 8 June, 2015

# pollution - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Plastic bags are still damaging the environment

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

# pollution - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

PHOTOS: Meet the people who are allergic to almost everything

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

# pollution - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

2014 could be the hottest year in history

That’s not necessarily a good thing.

# pollution - Friday 29 August, 2014

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.

# pollution - Friday 22 August, 2014

Suncream is really bad for the ocean

Particularly phytoplankton.

# pollution - Thursday 31 July, 2014

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.

# pollution - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

'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.

# pollution - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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

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

# pollution - Saturday 5 July, 2014

13 things you probably never knew about India

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

# pollution - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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.

# pollution - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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.

# pollution - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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.

# pollution - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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.

# pollution - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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.

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