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Story ideas for Monday 23rd November 2015

November 23, 2015 Posted in : Air Pollution, Pollution, Research, UCC

Story Idea: Clean air not air pollution for Ireland in 2016

Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Physical Chemistry) Professor of Physical Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: The Asthma Society is launching its campaign to clean up our air in cities, towns and rural areas tonight at University College Cork. The central focus will be to press the government to replace Ireland’s outdated Air Pollution Act with a new Clean Air Act.

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Story Ideas for Friday 30th October 2015

October 27, 2015 Posted in : CSO, Milk, Physical Chemistry, Pollution, UCC

Story Idea: An olive branch for the Irish coal industry?
Expert: John Sodeau  (Expert in Air Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry, UCC.
The Hook: The recently announced ban on selling, buying and burning smoky coal in Ireland for public health reasons is expected to lead to an increase in smokeless coal sales. However current “smokeless” coal is neither smoke-nor sulphur-free and although wood has low sulphur content it produces more smoke than smoky coal! (more…)

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