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World’s beaches disappearing due to climate crisis – study

Almost half of the world’s sandy beaches will have retreated significantly by the end of the century as a result of climate-driven coastal flooding and human interference, according to new research.  The sand erosion will endanger wildlife and could inflict a heavy toll on coastal settlements that will no longer have buffer zones to protect them from rising sea levels and storm surges. In addition...
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EPA welcomes improvements in bathing waters

The 2018 EPA Bathing Water report sets out bathing water quality during the long hot summer of 2018. Overall, 94 per cent of the 145 identified bathing waters met the minimum EU standards last year, with over 100 beaches classified as Excellent. Three new bathing waters - Dooey and Magheraroarty in Donegal and Seafield Quilty in Clare - were classified for the first time in 2018. All three were...
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EPA concerned over water quality at seven Irish beaches

Seven beaches across the country have failed to meet minimum standards for water quality.Five beaches labelled as 'poor' by the Environmental Protection Agency are in Dublin - Sandymount Strand is new to the 2017 list. The other beaches which have failed to scrub up in the capital are Merrion Strand, Loughshinny, Portrane and Rush South.  The other two are Ballyloughane in Galway city and Clifden ...
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