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Water supplies to 700,000 consumers not meeting public health standards

September 12th, 2017 Water supplies to over 700,000 consumers require improvements to meet public health standards, a new report from Ireland’s environmental watchdog has revealed. The EPA’s Drinking Water Report 2016, published today, also indicates that Trihalomethanes (THMs), lead, and pesticides continue to be the …

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Coastwatch Seeks Volunteers For 30th Annual Coastal Survey

September 11th, 2017 Leading marine NGO Coastwatch are looking for volunteers to get involved in its annual international citizen science campaign, the Coastwatch shore survey. Currently celebrating its 30th year, the survey was first designed and run in Ireland in 1987. It now runs across …

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International support for curlew conservation on lodge bog

September 7th, 2017 The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) have received international support from Seacology for their efforts to conserve peatland habitat for the breeding Curlew of Lodge Bog. The distinctive ‘cry’ of the Curlew was once a familiar sound echoing around the Irish countryside …