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Report Identifies Many Benefits From Restoring Degraded Bogs

The final report of the EPA-funded ‘Carbon Restore’ project shows that breathing new life into cut-away and degraded boglands would provide climate, biodiversity, water and economic benefits. UCD based Dr David Wilson led the ‘Carbon Restore’ project and it was

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Ireland Meeting Most EU Waste Recovery and Recycling Targets

Ireland is well advanced in achieving most of the EU waste recovery and recycling targets, with the exception of end of life vehicle targets, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Waste Report 2010. The economic downturn is having

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Ireland Below EU 2010 Limits For Three of Four Transboundary Air Pollutants

The EPA has published information on Ireland’s position in relation to meeting its 2010 obligations under the National Emissions Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive). The figures show the trends for four key air pollutants over the period 1990 to 2010. These

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Ireland on Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Provisional greenhouse gas emissions figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) include trends since 1990, and show Ireland’s status in meeting our obligations set under the Kyoto Protocol. Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 0.69 million tonnes (1.1%) in

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Laura Burke is New Director General of the EPA

The Government has decided to appoint Laura Burke as the new director general of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  She succeeds Dr Mary Kelly, who took up a new role as chairperson of An Bord Pleanála in August 2011.  Laura

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Ireland Well Advanced Towards Achieving EU Waste Objectives

Ireland is well advanced in achieving most of the EU waste recovery and recycling targets, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Waste Report 2009. However, the report urges continued efforts to divert biodegradable waste from landfill, improve the penetration

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EPA Licensing Has Significant Influence on Emission Reductions

A recent study by Trinity College, Dublin has found that pollution emissions from licensed industry have fallen due to regulation. Between 2001 and 2007 there were aggregate pollution reductions of 22% for the chemical sector, 28% for the food and

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