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    Earth s resources are finite With over 7 billion people on the planet now and a projection of 9 billion by 2050 we must all learn to live more sustainably and to minimise our resource use Irish people ...
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  • Integration

    The environment and its protection are not stand alone issues they are bound up intimately with social and economic issues Some view environmental regulation as a burden on business which increases ...
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  • Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice

    Truly sustainable development demands that the public participate in environmental decision making This need was recognised when world governments met at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and was later ...
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  • Environment & Health

    Environment and health in its broadest sense comprises those aspects of human health disease and injury that are influenced by factors in the environment This includes not only the study of the direct ...
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  • Municipal Waste

    The chart above shows the development in municipal waste per capita in Ireland between 2001 and 2010 Generation per capita peaked in 2006 at 794 kg capita By 2010 it had reduced by 20 to 636 kg capita ...
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  • Lakes

    There are over 12 000 lakes in Ireland some very small and some quite extensive Most are located on the western seaboard and in the midlands and are relatively shallow Generally water stays longer in ...
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  • Groundwater

    Some of the rain that falls on Ireland filters through the soil subsoil and rocks and becomes groundwater Much of that water moves slowly underground and remains there for long periods before emerging ...
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  • Strategic Environmental Assessment

    Strategic Environmental Assessment SEA is driven by EU legislation It is a process whereby environmental considerations can be factored into plans and programmes that are made by public authorities It ...
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  • Environmental Research

    The environment is a complex area with many interlinkages As old issues are dealt with new ones emerge Sound policy making must therefore be underpinned by good science so the role of environmental ...
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  • Water Quality

    Earth is a watery planet with over 70 of its surface covered by oceans Life started in the oceans and all life on earth depends on water for survival An adult person is approximately 65 water and ...
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