Category: ENVIRONMENT

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Gort students win national award for anti-smoking video on cigarette butts

Gort students win national award for anti-smoking video on cigarette butts

The Foróige Gort youth service has been congratulated for winning the award for the Best Smoke Free Generation Message at the Irish Cancer Society's X-HALE prizes. The youth group ...
An Taisce objects to Connemara mining exploration licence

An Taisce objects to Connemara mining exploration licence

An Taisce has lodged an objection with the government against an exploratory mineral licence being granted to the Canadian mining company MOAG Copper Gold Resources. The governmen ...
Galway’s heavy traffic prompts air pollution fears

Galway’s heavy traffic prompts air pollution fears

As a city packed with cars and other vehicles every day, any measuring of the air quality in Galway is sure to find unsafe levels of air pollution. That's the view of Galway East ...
Galway students represent Ireland in European business competition

Galway students represent Ireland in European business competition

Three Galway students have proudly represented their country at the Junior Achievement (JA) Europe Company of the Year Competition 2019 in France. Stephen Connolly, Feidhlim Folan ...
Potato blight warning issued for Connacht

Potato blight warning issued for Connacht

Met Eireann has issued a warning for potato blight for Connacht for the next few days. The status yellow environmental warning comes as conditions conducive to the spread of potat ...
Upgraded Athenry water treatment plant will protect public health and environment

Upgraded Athenry water treatment plant will protect public health and environment

The upgraded Athenry wastewater treatment plant which opened this week will protect public health as well as the local environment Irish Water has said. Irish Water has invested € ...
Huge increase in farm plastic recycling welcomed

Huge increase in farm plastic recycling welcomed

An increase of almost 90% since last year in the amount of farm plastic packaging being brought for recycling has been welcomed. Minister Ciaran Cannon said that this increase s ...
Updated Athenry Wastewater Treatment Plant to open next week

Updated Athenry Wastewater Treatment Plant to open next week

The updated Athenry Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to be officially opened next week. The project will ensure that the capacity of the Athenry plant will increase to support a ...
2019 gum litter campaign gets underway

2019 gum litter campaign gets underway

This year's Gum Litter Taskforce’s gum litter education campaign was launched recently in Portumna. The Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) has been successful to date in changing the publ ...
NUIG students plough the ocean waves aboard the Celtic Explorer

NUIG students plough the ocean waves aboard the Celtic Explorer

Scientists and students from NUIG's Ryan Institute spent a day on the seas aboard the RV Celtic Explorer for Ocean Sampling Day 2019. Ocean Sampling Day is a simultaneous sampling ...
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