European Radon Day: The Environmental Protection Agency encourages everyone to test their homes for radon

Radon is invisible, colourless and odourless – and is linked to around 300 cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking The levels of Radon gas in Irish homes are twice the European average It is estimated that about half a million people in […]

The Fulbright Award 2019-2020 Are Now Open

The Fulbright Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of water, climate, and sustainability. The application deadline is 16:00 on the 6th November 2018. To learn more about the […]

We need to move away from fossil fuels, EPA emissions projections show

Greenhouse gas emissions are projected to increase from most sectors, given strong economic growth and an expansion of the agriculture sector. These figures show that, at best, Ireland will only achieve a 1% reduction by 2020 compared to a target of 20%. Fossil fuels such as coal and peat are expected to continue to be […]

Nearly Three Quarters Of Ireland’s Bathing Waters Are Excellent

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, Bathing Water Quality in Ireland 2017, has found that the overall quality of Ireland’s bathing waters remains good with 132 of 142 identified waters meeting strict EU standards.  These standards provide a high level of protection for bathers. Nearly three quarters of bathing waters were classed as ‘excellent’ with 102 […]

Seeking Six ‘Stretchy Thinkers’ To Help Create The 2018 Science Apprentice Books

 A nationwide search has been launched for six curious and inventive children to join a Wonder Panel which will help create a new generation of science books. UCD Research and Innovation is looking for ‘stretchy thinkers’, children full of wonder who enjoy figuring things out, to take part in a unique gathering that will help […]

EPA launches “National Waste Statistics” web resource

The EPA has launched a new National Waste Statistics web resource, providing: One online location for national waste statistics for Ireland; Accessible content, so that users can perform their own analysis; Easy to use interactive graphs and charts. 31 January 2018: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the NationalWaste Statistics web resource and has also published […]

Ireland’s Changing Climate Is Projected To Result In Wide Ranging Economic And Societal Impacts – EPA

“Observations of the atmosphere, oceans and land show that Ireland’s climate is changing. The observed scale and rate of change is similar to global trends. These changes are projected to continue and increase over the coming decades,” said Dr Margaret Desmond, lead author of one of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research reports being launched […]

Recycling creates opportunities to capture value from waste and move to a circular economy

While Ireland has made progress in improving recycling and recovery levels, further progress is needed to protect the environment, meet incoming EU regulations and facilitate the move to a circular economy in Ireland. 68% of waste packaging generated in 2015 was recycled. This exceeds the current EU target (55%) but the proposed EU target – […]

Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target By 74%

The publication of the first Smart Farming Progress Report shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme.   Smart Farming is a voluntary initiative led by IFA, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency. 1,000 farmers will have participated in the programme by the end […]

EPA And An Taisce Launch GLOBE, An International Citizen Science Schools’ Programme

“We in the EPA recognise our important role in providing online, up-to-date and accessible information on the environment to stakeholders. We are working hard to make environmental information interesting and relevant to the public, to stimulate increased engagement with the environment and to mobilise sustainable behaviours”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the Environmental Protection […]

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