The Roots of ISO 14001 (Part 2)

Nelson's Column during the Great Smog of 1952

Nelson’s Column during the Great Smog of 1952

As described in part 1 of this article, early legislation and attempts to curb air pollution were largely unsuccessful and a situation arose in post-war London where ‘pea soup’ fogs in colder winter months combined with the excess pollution that was a normal feature of daily life to create life-threatening smogs. Also known as a black fog, killer fog or smog, is was a very thick and often yellowish, greenish, or blackish fog caused by air pollution that contained soot particulates and the poisonous gas sulphur dioxide. Continue reading

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Sustainability news 2011

In this section, you will find up-to-date summarised articles and original links related to the main environmental news in Ireland and around the world in 2011. Continue reading

New environmental law in 2011

Environmental Managment Systems

This article gives an overview of the 2011 changes in the legislation for air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, energy efficiency and renewables, water pollution, planning, product stewardship, habitats protection and handling of hazardous substances. Continue reading