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Princess Cruises Hit by Record Fine for ‘Deliberate Pollution & Cover-up’

The Justice Department has announced that Princess Cruise Lines will pay a record $40 million fine for “deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up” in what it called “the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel … Continue reading

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Five Countries are Responsible for 60% of Plastic Dumped in the Oceans

For several years now, we have posted about the so-called ocean garbage patches, the great swaths of the oceans where plastic and other floating debris accumulate while riding on vast circular currents. The problem is that an estimated 8 million … Continue reading

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Will Pollution Limit Faroe Island Pilot Whale Hunts?

Around the world, pollution is a serious threat to whales. Ironically, on the Faroe Islands, pollution may help to curtail whaling, where protests have failed.  The residents of the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic have been hunting pilot whales for almost … Continue reading

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Large Reward for Whistle-blowing Engineer on M/V Aquarosa

When US Coast Guard inspectors came aboard the bulk carrier M/V Aquarosa in Baltimore in February of 2011, a junior engineer slipped them a note, which read, “I have sometheng to till you but secret.”  The engineer, Salvatore Lopez, from the Philippines, had collected evidence of the illegal … Continue reading

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Dr. Edith Widder – Using Bioluminescence to Fight Pollution

A fascinating glimpse in today’s New York Times at the work of Dr. Edith Widder who is using bioluminescence to measure the level of pollution in coastal sediments. Illuminating the Perils of Pollution, Nature’s Way [iframe: width=”480″ height=”373″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” … Continue reading

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Ocean Transportation – Beautifully Green or Murderously Dirty?

Is a ship the “greenest”, most efficient means of transportation or is the dirtiest? It is easy to be confused about hoe clean or dirty ocean transportation may be  from reading the newspapers. Transportation by water has always been the … Continue reading

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