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Ireland at risk of becoming a drought ‘hotspot’ warn climate change experts

Ireland is liable to become a high-temperature hotspot over the next number of years and droughts may become more common, says Dr Conor Murphy from the Department of Geography at NUI Maynooth. "In June, the Phoenix Park recorded its driest month in 160 years, with just 3.8mm of rain for the entire month," he said. "At Dublin Airport, May and June were the two driest months in almost 168 years, ...
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Soil and Groundwater Assessment

Verde Environmental Consultants undertaking soil and groundwater assessment near the Boyne Viaduct. Designed by civil engineer, Sir John MacNeill, the Boyne Viaduct was completed in 1855.
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Water Pollution

There is a lot in the news recently on water pollution as water in hundreds of rivers, lakes, estuaries, groundwater bodies and along our coasts is failing to reach acceptable quality standards. Of the sources of pollution which are agriculture, domestic wastewater, forestry and extractive industry, the main causes of pollution are nutrient losses from agriculture and domestic wastewater discharg...
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Hydrogeological Assessment

Hydrogeological Assessment
Verde Environmental Consultant's Donal Hogan, Senior #hydrogeologist undertaking #groundwater #monitoring #well #surveying as part of a #Hydrogeological #Assessment for client in Co. #Kildare Hydrogeological assessments would typically be required for facilities in two instances: For facilities that have had technical amendments to their licence (IPC/IED/Waste) requiring that they assess t...
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Eutrophication

Eutrophication is excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water, frequently due to run-off from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life (generally phosphorus in the case of inland waters and nitrogen in the case of marine waters), and remains the most significant environmental issue for surface waters.  In the case of rivers, for example, the two most important sus...
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