Tighter regulations will come into force in Ireland on all forms of domestic solid fuels. Photograph: iStock

From next year, much tighter regulations will come into force in Ireland on all forms of domestic solid fuels because of evidence that wood stoves and(...)

Tourists waiting to be evacuated  as wildfires move  towards the shore in Bodrum,  Turkey. Photograph: AP Photo/Emre Tazegul

Wildfires fanned by warm winds and scorching temperatures have swept southern Europe, forcing thousands to evacuate, killing eight in Turkey and consu(...)

Those warning of the imminence of catastrophic climate change have won the argument. Green has become mainstream. Photograph: iStock

The European Union has committed to cut its carbon admissions by at least 55 per cent over the next nine years, compared to 1990 levels. It’s intended(...)

Forthcoming legislation is expected to oblige water companies to monitor the levels of microplastics in drinking water. File photograph: iStock

The impact of plastic pollution in our oceans, on our coastlines, in our soils and ultimately in our food and water has become a hot topic for enviro(...)

A strategic noise map for Dublin Airport.

Noise pollution complaints from the Irish public have been increasing and current control measures “do not always allow for them to be adequately addr(...)

The extension by Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan of the smoky coal ban to 13 more towns, effectively half the country, and which came into for(...)

A nationwide smoky coal ban has been favoured by some environment ministers – but coal firms from outside the State have threatened legal action. File photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

Air pollution is the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, according to the European Environment Agency. It is estimated to cause 1,60(...)

The April figure for auto diesel of 139 million litres was the lowest monthly figure in the past 20 years, according to the study. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish greenhouse gas emissions reduced by an estimated 2.5 per cent between March and May as a result of the impact of the lockdown from the Covid-19 (...)

How traffic usually looks on the Champs-Élysées: At one point during the lockdown Paris’s nitrogen dioxide levels were 61 per cent below pre-pandemic levels. Photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images

Air pollution levels have rebounded sharply in a number of leading European cities since coronavirus restrictions eased, driven by an increase in traf(...)

Merrion Strand in Dublin is the first Irish beach to shut permanently after failing EPA standards for the fifth successive year. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Bathing water quality in Europe has improved markedly in recent years though Ireland is in the bottom quarter in bathing sites that have an excellent (...)

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