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Air pollution from traffic down last year due to Covid restrictions – EPA report

Air pollution from traffic down last year due to Covid restrictions - EPA report The level of air pollution from traffic last year in Ireland was down on previous years due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency.  However, the EPA said that levels of sulphur dioxide and ozone were above the air quality guidelines specified by the...
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Irish people very concerned about air pollution – CSO

Irish people very concerned about air pollution - CSO Most Irish households have serious concerns about water and air pollution but fewer than a third would support traffic restrictions or congestion charges to fight the problem.  By contrast, nearly three quarters favour stricter controls on industrial and energy-production activities, a new survey from the Central Statistics Office reveals. ...
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Air pollution still too high in most EU Member States

Air pollution still too high in most EU Member States The EEA briefing ‘Europe’s air quality status 2021’ BRIEFINGEurope’s air quality status 2021 presents the latest official data for 2019, as well as provisional data for 2020, on concentrations of key air pollutants measured at over 4,500 monitoring stations across 40 European countries. The EEA data show that air pollution is still a major ...
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National Emission reduction Commitments Directive reporting status 2021 – EEA

National Emission reduction Commitments Directive reporting status 2021 - EEA The European Union (EU) as a whole respected emission ceilings for four key pollutants in 2019, including nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, sulphur dioxide and ammonia, according to a new European Environment Agency briefing. Nevertheless, Member States still need to make deeper cuts in emissions ...
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Air Pollution Sources in Ireland – EPA Research

Atmospheric aerosol particles (also known as particulate matter or PM) are central to the cause of the two greatest threats to human security: air pollution (with ~5 million premature deaths per year) and climate change (with ~0.5 million per year). Addressing these threats requires an understanding of the PM sources responsible for both extreme air pollution immediately affecting human health ...
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European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, EEA Report

European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, EEA report Governments across Europe are failing to protect their citizens from toxic air pollution, with most Europeans still breathing filthy air in their cities, according to data. Pollutants from farming, domestic heating and vehicles are beyond the levels needed to ensure breathable air within World Health Organization guid...
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Air Pollution in Northern Ireland 2019

Air Pollution in Northern Ireland 2019 Air Pollution in Northern Ireland 2019 has been has been published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). This statistical report reflects air quality in Northern Ireland for 2019 and contains summary information on key air quality monitoring results and analysis from data collected by automatic monitoring stations. Th...
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How Environment influences health in Europe – report

Air and noise pollution, the impacts of climate change such as heatwaves, and exposure to dangerous chemicals cause ill health in Europe. Poor quality environments contribute to 13 % (one in every eight) of deaths according to a major assessment on health and environment released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).Improving the health and well-being of European citizens is more importa...
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Sharp increase in dumping and ‘backyard burning’ during lockdown, says EPA

Sharp increase in dumping and ‘backyard burning’ during lockdown, says EPA A sharp rise in household waste generated during the Covid-19 lockdown led to big increases in illegal dumping and “backyard burning”, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report Ireland in the Pandemic - Environmental Observations.  Enquiries to the EPA website increased four-fold during the lockdown per...
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New EU report points to worsening Irish agriculture environmental credentials – An Taisce

Ireland is failing to limit escalating levels of dangerous ammonia air pollution due to continuing dairy intensification and excessive use of nitrogen from fertiliser and feeds. Due to government inaction on this issue, An Taisce has lodged a legal infringement complaint to the European Commission on the continued and increasing breach of the National Emissions Ceiling Directive (2016/2284/EU) on ...
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