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Light pollution: the easiest pollution to tackle

Emissions
(Mar 29, 2021)

Of all the forms of pollution that beset us, light pollution might be the easiest to tackle.

 

Coal mine methane poses major climate threat, study claims

Emissions
(Mar 22, 2021)

The climate impact of methane emissions from hundreds of new coal mines currently planned worldwide could strike a major blow to efforts to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, according to the startling results of a first-of-its-kind study released last week.

 

UK air pollution data prompts court action warning

Emissions
(Mar 22, 2021)

The UK government could, yet again, find itself in court over dangerous levels of air pollution, with the latest official data showing the UK is on track to miss legal targets for four out of five pollutants covered by a crucial piece of clean air legislation, ClientEarth has warned.

 

Air pollution in China returns to pre-Covid levels - ESA

Emissions
(Mar 22, 2021)

After dropping off due to Covid-19 restrictions, air pollution levels in China are returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to satellite imagery and data released by the European Space Agency.

 

Ireland has a 'challenge beyond compare' to cut carbon emissions

Emissions
(Mar 15, 2021)

Ireland has a "steep mountain to climb" in a "challenge beyond compare" when it comes to reducing emissions by 50% by the end of the decade.

 

Home insulation retrofits ‘risk trapping poisonous radon’

Emissions
(Mar 8, 2021)

Retrofitting homes to improve insulation increases the risk of radon poisoning if it is not carried out correctly.

 

CO2 emissions at higher levels than pre-pandemic - IEA

Emissions
(Mar 8, 2021)

CO₂ emissions have risen to levels higher than what were recorded before the coronavirus pandemic, according to the International Energy Agency.

 

Majority of Ireland's 1,400 air pollution deaths caused by burning smoky fuels

Emissions
(Mar 8, 2021)

Only one in ten people are aware of the serious health risks associated with burning smoky fuels - although they cause the majority of the 1,400 deaths linked to air pollution in Ireland.

 

Most rural people do not want solid fuel controls

Emissions
(Mar 8, 2021)

Only a third of rural dwellers want stricter controls on solid fuels, compared to 83pc of people who live in cities.

 

National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP)

Emissions
(Mar 8, 2021)

The National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) is a technical document which outlines the pathway Ireland will follow to achieve compliance with its commitments under the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive).

 

China's CO2 set to grow under latest Five Year Plan, analysts warn

Emissions
(Mar 8, 2021)

China's latest economic plan leaves wriggle-room for country to increase its greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 10 per cent over the next five years, despite its recent pledge to put the country's giant economy on track to deliver net zero emissions by 2060, analysts have warned.

 

Wood burning stoves: The inconvenient truth about the homely heater

Emissions
(Mar 1, 2021)

With their sleek design and three times more heat (with less fuel) than open fires, wood burning stoves have become the touchstone for comfort and style in many traditional and modern homes across Ireland.

 

Environment Minister takes first step towards national ban on smoky coal to protect public health

Emissions
(Feb 22, 2021)

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has taken the first step towards a nationwide ban on the sale and burning of smoky coal and the regulation of other fuels, as part of a drive to combat air pollution and protect public health.

 

Smoky coal ban and solid fuel controls a model for others, says WHO director

Emissions
(Feb 22, 2021)

The Government’s move to implement a national ban on smoky coal and tighter controls on solid fuels should serve as a model for other countries to follow, according to the World Health Organisation’s director of public health Dr Maria Neira.

 

‘Turf war’ breaks out over Eamon Ryan’s plan to outlaw smoky solid fuels

Emissions
(Feb 22, 2021)

A turf war has broken out over who has the best interests of traditional fuel users at heart.

 

Public opinion on airport noise invited in assessment of DAA proposal

Emissions
(Feb 22, 2021)

Regulators will hear public views on noise from Dublin Airport as part of its assessment of plans by airport owner Dublin Airport Authority to loosen planning conditions for a new runway.

 

Masterair turnover gets a Covid lift

Emissions
(Feb 22, 2021)

Masterair, a Dublin-based company that provides commercial and industrial buildings with heating, cooling and ventilation systems, said turnover for the first nine months of its fiscal year rose 11pc to €7.1m as the need for Covid-19 infection control boosts demand for upgrading mechanical ventilation in hospitals and for hot water for hand-washing in schools.

 

 

 


 
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