Tag Archives: Ireland

Glasgow breaches WHO air pollution safety levels 

Glasgow has been named among 11 urban areas in the UK and Ireland which have breached air pollution safety levels. The city featured in the data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The health body warned poor air quality … Continue reading

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Many European countries’ air pollutant emissions above legal limits

Air pollutant emissions in the EU continue to exceed legal limits, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) published today. Preliminary data for 2013 shows that ten EU Member States exceeded one or more of their emission … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Big ships, bigger stink

Nowadays, Christmas arrives by ship not sleigh. The labels of our new Christmas jumpers, novelty socks, toys and mobile phones reveal the global trade in manufactured goods and the huge distances they travel. Shipping is more energy efficient than road … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Killarney 10 times higher at night

Air pollution levels in smaller towns not covered by the ban on smoky coal exceeds accepted EU limits, according to new research. The level of particulate matter, which has been linked to respiratory diseases and cancer, soars at night during … Continue reading

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Ireland falls below WHO guidelines on air pollution

Ireland falls below strict World Health Organisation WHO guidelines on air pollution for four potentially harmful emissions. As a report revealed 12 sites were responsible for 80 per cent of all complaints about smells, watchdogs warned people’s lifestyles may have … Continue reading

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World Pollutionwatch: A breath of not-so-fresh air

On Saturday afternoon, 6 September, the Irish Environmental Protection Agency’s twitter feed began issuing air pollution warnings for rural Ireland and across towns and cities. Sulphur dioxide concentrations briefly resembled those experienced downwind of large, old coal power stations or … Continue reading

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EU Air Pollution Limits Exceeded By 11 Member States During 2012, EEA Confirms — Germany, France, And Ireland Among Them

A significant number of notable EU member states exceeded air pollution limits in 2012, the European Environment Agency (EEA) recently revealed. Included among those that exceeded the legal limits are Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Not exactly … Continue reading

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Eleven countries exceed air pollution emission limits

The European Environment Agency has said that air pollutants are still being emitted above legal limits in the EU. Recent data from the EU Member States shows that a number of countries continued to breach their emission ceilings in 2012. … Continue reading

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