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Dublin: 15°C Wednesday 17 August 2022

#Pollution

# pollution - Monday 15 August, 2022

Concerns over data submitted by Wexford power plant to EPA
# Investigation
# Investigation

Concerns over data submitted by Wexford power plant to EPA

Mon 9:01 PM 24,740 Views 6 Comments

Independent report alleges a ‘major issue’ with water quality monitoring near SSE’s Great Island Power Station.

# pollution - Friday 5 August, 2022

Noxious gases from erupting Icelandic volcano threaten nearby village
# Sulphur Dioxide
# Sulphur Dioxide

Noxious gases from erupting Icelandic volcano threaten nearby village

Aug 5th 2022, 4:28 PM 8,740 Views 2 Comments

The pollution could reach the capital Reykjavik, 40 kilometres from the volcano, by tomorrow.

# pollution - Monday 31 January, 2022

Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuador's Amazon
# Ecuador
# Ecuador

Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuador's Amazon

Jan 31st 2022, 9:29 PM 12,498 Views 7 Comments

Neither the government nor OCP Ecuador have quantified the extent of the spill.

# pollution - Friday 14 January, 2022

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump, conservationists warn
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump, conservationists warn

Jan 14th 2022, 1:56 PM 16,134 Views 21 Comments

Around 20 elephants have died over the last eight years after consuming plastic trash in the dump.

# pollution - Friday 12 November, 2021

Climate activists deflate tyres of ‘luxury’ cars in Glasgow protest
# Cop26
# Cop26

Climate activists deflate tyres of ‘luxury’ cars in Glasgow protest

Nov 12th 2021, 10:30 AM 20,000 Views 52 Comments

Around 60 cars in the west end of Glasgow were targeted.

# pollution - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Over half of septic tanks failed their 2020 inspection, says EPA
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Over half of septic tanks failed their 2020 inspection, says EPA

Jun 30th 2021, 8:09 AM 17,104 Views 25 Comments

Over a fifth were also found to be a risk to human life or the environment.

# pollution - Friday 4 June, 2021

Microplastics in Irish waters 'pass up the food chain' into systems of humans and larger animals
# Study
# Study

Microplastics in Irish waters 'pass up the food chain' into systems of humans and larger animals

Jun 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 12,763 Views 13 Comments

The findings were contained in research carried out by scientists at UCC.

# pollution - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Brown Thomas and Arnotts remove 470 cosmetic glitter products from sale
# Microplastics
# Microplastics

Brown Thomas and Arnotts remove 470 cosmetic glitter products from sale

Apr 21st 2021, 6:38 PM 64,929 Views 11 Comments

The group said the move is part of its drive to reduce plastic pollution and manage its environmental footprint.

# pollution - Monday 1 March, 2021

Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds
# EPA
# EPA

Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds

Mar 1st 2021, 2:23 PM 15,770 Views 75 Comments

The EPA study based its findings on an analysis of the level of particulate matter (PM2.5) found in the capital.

# pollution - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Plume of Sahara dust causes spike in European air pollution
# Pollution
# Pollution

Plume of Sahara dust causes spike in European air pollution

Feb 9th 2021, 11:37 AM 13,703 Views 8 Comments

The cloud of fine sand blown northward from Algeria tinted skies red and mixed with snowfall in the Alps and Pyrenees, leaving slopes looking orange.

# pollution - Monday 28 December, 2020

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year
# Do Not Swim
# Do Not Swim

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year

Dec 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,849 Views 11 Comments

Noteworthy analysis of EPA data shows that “do not swim” notices are an all too common occurrence at beaches across the country.

# pollution - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Major leisure and biodiversity centre in Booterstown refused planning permission over pollution concerns
# Dublin Bay
# Dublin Bay

Major leisure and biodiversity centre in Booterstown refused planning permission over pollution concerns

Nov 24th 2020, 10:33 AM 18,351 Views 9 Comments

The site is located opposite the former Tara Towers Hotel on the Merrion Road.

# pollution - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Study finds link between air pollution and neurological disorders
# Research
# Research

Study finds link between air pollution and neurological disorders

Oct 20th 2020, 8:24 AM 17,086 Views 23 Comments

The study is the first nationwide analysis of the link between fine particulate pollution and neurodegenerative diseases in the US.

# pollution - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Plastic in the Atlantic Ocean is far beyond levels previously estimated
# Pollution
# Pollution

Plastic in the Atlantic Ocean is far beyond levels previously estimated

Aug 18th 2020, 10:51 PM 30,228 Views 40 Comments

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

# pollution - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 11th 2020, 12:07 PM 9,917 Views 10 Comments

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

# pollution - Monday 27 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,580 Views 5 Comments

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.

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

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

Jul 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 24,463 Views 42 Comments

The new ban kicks in on 1 September.

# pollution - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 1st 2020, 9:31 AM 10,280 Views 38 Comments

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

# pollution - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:20 AM 12,414 Views 21 Comments

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

# pollution - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions
# Clearing The Air
# Clearing The Air

Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions

May 27th 2020, 12:11 PM 9,904 Views 34 Comments

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

Dramatic fall in Ireland's transport pollution as we undertake 'natural experiment'
# Clearing The Air
# Clearing The Air

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

May 19th 2020, 3:36 PM 16,141 Views 19 Comments

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

# pollution - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,977 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,438 Views 51 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 13th 2019, 5:01 PM 13,082 Views 42 Comments

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

# pollution - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published
# Pollution
# Pollution

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Jun 11th 2019, 8:18 PM 21,103 Views 21 Comments

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

# pollution - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 5th 2019, 12:07 PM 25,372 Views 29 Comments

An RTÉ Investigates programme will look into the pollution.

# pollution - Thursday 11 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,257 Views 31 Comments

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

# pollution - Friday 11 January, 2019

New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans
# Clean Oceans
# Clean Oceans

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

Jan 11th 2019, 4:33 PM 19,092 Views 36 Comments

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

# pollution - Monday 31 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,314 Views 64 Comments

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

# pollution - Friday 30 November, 2018

Madrid takes drastic action to curb emissions by closing city centre to car traffic
# No Cars Go
# No Cars Go

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

Nov 30th 2018, 9:16 PM 12,451 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 30th 2018, 8:31 AM 9,982 Views 23 Comments

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

# pollution - Monday 13 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 13th 2018, 9:34 AM 24,650 Views 45 Comments

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
# Surprise Discovery
# Surprise Discovery

Scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats plastic

Apr 17th 2018, 7:53 AM 39,739 Views 44 Comments

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
# Boracay Island
# Boracay Island

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

Apr 5th 2018, 7:30 AM 35,319 Views 31 Comments

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
# Not Suckin' Diesel
# Not Suckin' Diesel

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

Feb 27th 2018, 10:56 PM 21,371 Views 42 Comments

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
# India
# India

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

Jan 14th 2018, 3:30 PM 21,139 Views 12 Comments

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)
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

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

Oct 20th 2017, 6:25 AM 9,793 Views 18 Comments

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
# Pollution
# Pollution

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

Sep 18th 2017, 10:49 AM 12,537 Views 50 Comments

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

# pollution - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution
# Get Outa The Water
# Get Outa The Water

Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution

Aug 15th 2017, 11:03 AM 11,924 Views 14 Comments

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
# Sewage
# Sewage

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

Jul 20th 2017, 9:42 AM 46,595 Views 37 Comments

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

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