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# Pollution

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Wet wipes: 50% of brands labelled 'flushable' actually contain microplastics (and shouldn't be flushed)
Fall in air pollution from traffic since Covid-19 restrictions
Dramatic fall in Ireland's transport pollution as we undertake 'natural experiment'
Water quality in almost half of Ireland's lakes and rivers deemed unsatisfactory
Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets
Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits
Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published
Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables
Traffic pollution causing 1,700 new cases of asthma in Ireland every year
New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans
The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)
Madrid takes drastic action to curb emissions by closing city centre to car traffic
Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better
Litter survey finds majority of Irish rivers, beaches and harbours are polluted: here are the biggest blackspots
Scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats plastic
'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months
It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution
India's capital is polluted with smog... but these Delhi offices have air as fresh as the Swiss Alps
Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)
Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year
Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution
'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer
Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water
Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says
Over 1,000 people protest against Limerick incinerator plans
Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year
Not even the deepest, darkest parts of the planet have escaped human pollution
Spending a day in Delhi is the equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes. We went to see for ourselves
UN agency says 681 people died in Ireland from air pollution in one year
Swimming bans in place at three popular Dublin beaches due to 'extreme rainfall'
Sharks in South Africa that regularly maul people are now facing extinction
Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches
Thousands of dead fish found near Rio's Olympic waters
These heartbreaking images show what it's like to live and work in one of the most polluted cities on earth
Volkswagen is going to pay out billions over dirty diesel vehicles
European cities are banning cars for a day ... but Ireland's not getting involved
The quality of life all over the world in one neat map
Here are the top 15 items Irish people flush down the loo (that they shouldn't)
Plastic bags are still damaging the environment