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# pollution - Monday 18 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Watch this baby dolphin thank the fisherman that frees it from a plastic bag Cheers Mate

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

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

# pollution - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Air pollution causes cancer - WHO

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

# pollution - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

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.

# pollution - Monday 23 September, 2013

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.

# pollution - Sunday 22 September, 2013

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.

# pollution - Saturday 14 September, 2013

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.

# pollution - Sunday 18 August, 2013

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.

# pollution - Monday 24 June, 2013

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.

# pollution - Friday 21 June, 2013

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.

# pollution - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

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.

# pollution - Monday 10 June, 2013

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.

# pollution - Monday 6 May, 2013

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.

# pollution - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

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.

# pollution - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

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.

# pollution - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

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

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

# pollution - Sunday 1 April, 2012

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

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

# pollution - Saturday 21 January, 2012

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.

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.

# pollution - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

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.

# pollution - Thursday 10 November, 2011

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.

# pollution - Thursday 13 October, 2011

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.

# pollution - Monday 26 September, 2011

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…

# pollution - Monday 19 September, 2011

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.

# pollution - Monday 5 September, 2011

Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution

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

# pollution - Sunday 10 July, 2011

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”.

# pollution - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

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.