As a direct result of the lockdown and reduced economic activity to combat the spread of Covid-19, improved air quality and reduced air pollution has been reported across China, Italy and Spain.
In a week of terror-inducing headlines and media features, this one about air quality was not the most significant... unless you have been paying attention to global reporting about deteriorating air quality right across the world.
All Dublin residents and visitors to the city can now access real time data on the quality of the air they breathe and on the noise levels in their neighbourhoods thanks to a newly launched website.
We are looking to hire an air quality scientist...
Dublin City Council has pledged to address air quality concerns and to improve air quality by 2030.
This week at Sonitus Systems, we would like to introduce you to our newest team member.
As reported in a recent article by Pippa Neill in Air Quality News, air pollution is to blame for almost half of all asthma attacks in children in the city of Barcelona.
Quite a few countries and cities in Asia are struggling with air quality and thus potentially causing a myriad of health implications to residents.
According to a recently published article by Darragh Bermingham on EchoLIVE.ie, Cork is one of the most air-polluted places on the planet.
Nuisance noise and the threat or prospect of more noise from this theme park favourite has been the cause of local residents objecting to previous planning applications for a new €15.5 million rollercoaster.
The Irish public has now been asked to provide feedback on the wind energy development guidelines recently published by the Government.
We are expanding our team and have an interesting new role. If you are interested in product development, technology and the environment then this might be a the job for you.
According to recent reports, the Irish government is set to ask citizens if they want to ban the burning of all smoky fuels including turf, peat, wood and coal.
Earlier this summer Tayto Park found themselves making news headlines when they were denied planning permission for a €14 million rollercoaster...
As we head into the depths of winter, high levels of fine particulate matter (PM) - typically associated with the burning of smoky solid fuel - increases.
It has been reported that neighbours are struggling to sleep due to nearby train noise and vibrations, which are rattling their homes and causing sleep disruption.
Proposed changes to noise regulations at Dublin Airport could mean big changes for local residents and the airport management alike.
According to the European Environment Agency, environmental noise contributes to up to 12,000 premature deaths in Europe each year. Construction noise in particular can cause a myriad of problems, especially for local residents.
While the main event may now be over, bangers and bonfires are likely to take a few days to
fully fizzle out.
According to latest reports, parts of Dublin city centre are likely to breach EU and World Health Organisation guidelines for air quality in 2019, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
According to a recent article in the Irish Examiner, almost 4,000 complaints have been lodged over noise from Dublin Airport in the first half of 2019.
Noise is one of the most pervasive and underestimated hazards in the modern workplace.
The world is growing increasingly noisy and action is needed for people to protect their hearing.
If you are attending concerts in Ireland (or anywhere), it is advised that you wear some sort of hearing protection due to the high sound levels usually above 85 decibels at a concert.
Paul McDonald of Sonitus Systems recently appeared on Jess Kelly's Tech Talk show on Newstalk to discuss noise and the challenges it poses.
Latest research from Queen's University shows that man-made sounds mask signals between birds, hampering their ability to communicate with each other through song.
A €14m rollercoaster for Tayto Park has been refused due to the noise implications and impact on four local residents.
It has been a particularly busy time for our growing team here at Sonitus Systems...
Paul McDonald of Sonitus Systems recently appeared on iPropertyRadio to discuss Smart Cities.