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#Pollution

# pollution - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

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.

# pollution - Thursday 13 June, 2019

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.

# pollution - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

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