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California requires ships, trucks to eliminate tons of pollution

Diesel trucks, oil tankers and other ships must comply with two new rules that are the state’s most ambitious strike against smog in a decade. The cost could reach nearly $7 billion.
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COVID-19 and climate change expose the dangers of unstable supply chains

In recent decades, global supply chains have evolved in ways that leave them more exposed to shocks.

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Shipping's share of global carbon emissions increases

Carbon emissions from shipping rose in the six-year period to 2018 and accounted for 2.89% of the world’s CO2, a study released on Tuesday showed, amid growing pressure on the industry to bring levels down.
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Canada allows Greenland to weigh in on Nunavut mine expansion, under UN convention

Greenland is allowed to participate in future decisions concerning Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.'s Mary River mine expansion plan.

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The revolutionary boat powered by wave energy of the

The Philippines’ traditional three-hulled boat is being redesigned, to draw its power not from fossil fuels, but from the energy of the waves.
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Waste from ships under surveillance with new digital system in Turkey

The Blue Card system implemented earlier this month that allows the tracking of marine waste by vessels and boats will help Turkey reduce its sea pollution.

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Baffinland owns Canada’s northernmost mine. Now Greenland has a say in its expansion plans

A proposal to double production at the Mary River iron ore mine is currently under review and Canada says our Arctic neighbour has a right to weigh in.

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Justice

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 would make Fraser River estuary a ‘giant parking lot,’ observers warn

A review panel has concluded the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project threatens salmon, southern resident killer whales and Indigenous ways of life.

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Climate

Putin instructs more fish freight via Northern Sea Route

"Okay, let’s work it out," the Russian President said after discussing how to transport more seafood from the Far East with the help of Rosatom’s nuclear-powered container carrier.
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Toxics

‘An important time to listen’: ocean scientists race to hear the effects of coronavirus under water

The pandemic offers a temporary reprieve from the clamour of ocean noise, which can affect how whales and other species communicate, navigate and feed.

Toxics

Newfoundland faces possible food shortage as pandemic hammers key shipping company

The economic fallout of the pandemic may force a vital carrier of food and medicine to stop delivering as much as half of the island's food supply.

Toxics

The invisible vector

Ships and their crews crisscross the planet, but their travels are largely unaccounted for in epidemiological modeling.

Toxics

Oil tanker lost steering in icy Ob Bay

“In severe ice conditions the ship could be squeezed by the ice,” says icebreaker captain Dmitry Lobusov, “It was necessary to get to work quickly.”
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Climate

Arctic exploitation would possibly hurt animals huge and small

As sea ice within the Arctic Ocean dwindles with each and every successive 12 months of emerging world temperatures, it has turn into more straightforward and extra commonplace for firms to challenge into the area for fishing, delivery, and oil and gasoline exploration.

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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

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