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Environmental impacts of milk powder and butter manufactured in the Republic of Ireland
The abolition of the milk quota system that was in place in Europe was abolished in 2015, which instigated an immediate increase in milk production in many European countries. This increase "will aid in addressing the ...
An embodied carbon and embodied energy appraisal of a section of Irish motorway constructed in peatlands
In addition to the customary drivers of cost and timely project delivery, embodied energy (EE) and embodied carbon (EC) have come to prominence in recent years as major design considerations in all aspects of large-scale ...
Evidence of stabilised peat as a net carbon sink
(American Society of Civil Engineers, 2019-01-09)
Mass stabilization, a ground improvement solution used for construction in peatlands, involves mixing suitable dry binders into the peat, increasing strength and stiffness and reducing permeability. A previous pilot study ...
Carbon costs and savings of Greenways: creating a balance sheet for the sustainable design and construction of cycling routes
A modal shift to cycling has the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector. However, the carbon footprint of constructing new cycling routes, particularly greenways, has not been previously considered ...