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Environmental Noise Pollution – interview with EEA noise expert

Noise pollution is a growing problem across Europe and one which many people may not be aware of the impacts of on their health. The European Environment Agency’s environmental noise expert, Eulalia Peris discusses the key findings of the EEA report ‘Environmental noise in Europe — 2020’, published in March. Main conclusions of the second report on environmental ...
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Environment must be at core of farming

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The “artificial divide” between farmers and environmentalists has been criticised by MEP Mairead McGuinness, who said that many farmers are “acutely conscious” of the environment.  McGuinness, First Vice-President of the European Parliament, made the comments while presenting an award for environmentally-friendly farming at the weekend. The Farming for Nature Award saw six nominees shortlisted,...
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Cork County Council ‘can’t cope’ with noise complaints

© Irish Examiner Ltd. - Monday 19th February 2018 Many residents in Co Cork are experiencing excessive noise pollution as a monitoring agency lacks sufficient personnel to enforce legislation, described as “inadequate”. Cork County Council, tasked with monitoring noise pollution, admits to being “snowed under” and not having the manpower to deal with complaints. Cllr Marcia D’Alton demanded the...
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Noise Is The Next Great Public Health Crisis

"It’s impossible to overstate how much noise pollution can wreak havoc on human health and safety." Cities don’t just get filthy in the visual sense — urban spaces can often be a raging mess of sound. The blaring car horns, the police sirens screaming through the usual waves of traffic, the clatter of passing trains, the constant cacophony of voices rising and falling as a strange melody — this d...
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Environmental Consulting explained

What is Environmental Consulting? Environmental consulting is often a form of compliance consulting, in which the consultant ensures that the client maintains an appropriate measure of compliance with environmental regulations. Environmental consultants work in a very wide variety of fields. Whether it be providing construction services such as hazard Assessments  or conducting environmental d...
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Noise Pollution and human health

Noise Pollution and human health According to WHO, noise is the second greatest environmental cause of health problems (after air quality). Excessive noise can seriously harm human health, including mental health, and interfere with people’s daily activities at school, at work, at home and during leisure time. It can disturb sleep, cause cardiovascular and psychophysiological effects, reduce perf...
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Noise Monitoring

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Following a recent review of the 2006 Wind Energy Development Guidelines, there will be stringent restrictions on noise levels from high-powered turbines. Local authorities will be tasked with enforcing noise limit rules in their counties and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be charged with policing sound levels. Breaches of noise restrictions will result in turbines being turned o...
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