Tag: Pollution


NASA: IMO’s global sulphur cap slashed air pollution from shipping

October 19, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

Ship tracks, the polluted marine clouds that trail ocean-crossing vessels, are a signature of modern trade. In 2020, satellite observations showed fewer of those pollution fingerprints. Drawing on nearly two decades of satellite imagery, researchers found that the number of […]


Collaboration targets pollution reduction, clean transportation

December 23, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

Three states and Washington, D.C. are collaborating to reduce pollution while also promoting clean transportation. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser have signed a Memorandum of Understanding […]


Report Links Ocean Plastic Waste to Chinese Merchant Ships

October 21, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

During the last 3 decades, plastic drink bottles have shown the fastest growth rate of all debris types on remote Inaccessible Island, which is part of the Tristan da Cunha volcanic island group. During the 1980s, most bottles drifted to […]

Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Ship Owner, Operator Fined USD 1.8 Mn for Covering Up Vessel Oil Pollution

October 17, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Vessel owner Nederland Shipping Company and operator Chartworld Shipping Company pled guilty on October 15 in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, to failing to notify the US Coast Guard of a hazardous condition on one of their vessels and to […]


UK Presents Clean Maritime Plan

July 11, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Launched by Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP in London, the plan says that all new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies. The government is also looking at ways to incentivize the transition […]

Impact & Regulations

Turkey Increases Fines for Sea Pollution

January 17, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Although pollution fines have been subject to a regular annual increase for a number of years, very significant increases have been levied in the latest round which entered into force in December 2018. In addition, fines against persons and legal […]

Impact & Regulations

GM accused of cheating on emissions tests for big diesel engines

May 26, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Everybody loves pickup trucks in America, the bigger the better. And the biggest and baddest GM pickups are often powered by giant Duramax diesel engines. These engines are marketed as being clean diesels, but a recent lawsuit claims that GM […]

Impact & Regulations

It’s time to dump diesel

February 21, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

The New York Times writes about how polluted the air is in London, and blames it on diesel and bicycles. Diesel engines get better mileage than gasoline cars, and therefore produce less CO2. They were seen by European regulators as […]