US president Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a rally in Orlando, Florida, US, on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. For one night in a packed arena in Orlando, Trump tried to recapture the insurgent energy and anything-might-happen feel of the campaign that fueled his bid for the White House four years ago. Photographer: Marco Bello/Bloomberg

The Trump administration rolled back one of the signature climate change policies of the Obama era on Wednesday, giving individual states the right to(...)

Referring to air pollution breaches, Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton said: “There was one event in February and a more significant one over the Easter weekend.” File photograph: Tom Honan

Agricultural activity in continental Europe is understood to have contributed to air pollution breaches in the State this year. Minister for Environm(...)

Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton announced a delay to the long-awaited ban on bituminous – or ‘smoky’ – coal. Photograph: Tom Honan

An internal report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveals that people dwelling in rural towns face concentrations of harmful air polluta(...)

 Seapoint is one of the beaches affected by the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council  warning to the public not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches because of a sewage leak at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant. Phototgraph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Children under five should not play in sand at Dublin beaches where warnings not to swim are in place this weekend, a specialist in public health medi(...)

A ban on the fuel was first introduced in Dublin in 1990. Photograph: iStock

The Department of the Environment delayed a smoky coal ban despite being warned a day beforehand that emissions from the fuel regularly cause air qual(...)

File image of Dollymount beach in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The entire south Dublin coastline has been put off limits to bathers following a sewage overflow at a wastewater treatment plant. Local authorities (...)

The Electricity Supply Board notified the agency about the issue at the end of May, following a series of disclosures relating to safety. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the leakage of up to one million litres of insulating oil from underground electricity cables in (...)

A UCC professor has warned that Enniscorthy in Co Wexford is becoming the New Delhi of Ireland due to high levels of air pollution. File photograph: Getty Images.

Enniscorthy in Co Wexford is fast becoming the “New Delhi of Ireland” due to the high levels of pollution in the town’s air, a professor from Universi(...)

A total of 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland are directly attributable each year to poor air quality. Photograph: Alan Betson

The high volume of traffic on Irish roads combined with the spread of polluted European air masses is creating a “major environmental health issue” in(...)

Prof Wim Meijer: ‘The tools we have at our disposal now allow us to gain an unparalleled insight into whole ecosystems at a level of detail that was pure science fiction when I was a student’

What is your research about? “I am a microbiologist, and I work on a number of projects that look at animal health, infectious agents and water qualit(...)

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