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Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation - Dec 06 2018, 11:00 AM
“That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins.

Water Abstractions’ Register - Dec 06 2018, 10:05 AM
In accordance with the European Union (Water Policy) (Abstractions Registration) Regulations 2018, the EPA has been asked to establish and manage a national register of water abstractions, whereby people who abstract more than 25 cubic meters (25,000 litres) of water each day are required to register their water abstraction. In the River Basin Management Plan 2018-21, the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government estimated that there are approximately 3,000 water abstractions in the country that are abstracting 25 cubic meters or more of water on a given day.

Small decrease in Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions evident in 2017 - Dec 05 2018, 12:00 PM
Greenhouse gas emissions figures released today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that Ireland’s emissions decreased slightly in 2017. Today’s figures show that greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland in 2017 - at 60.75 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2 eq) - were 0.9 per cent (0.53 Mt CO2 eq) lower than in 2016.

Water quality in Irish rivers is going in the wrong direction, warns the EPA - Nov 30 2018, 12:02 AM
The EPA has today released the Water Quality in 2017: An Indicators Report for Ireland. The 16 indicators in the report provide information on the quality of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, canals, estuaries, coastal waters, beaches and groundwaters.