Shipping emissions

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Shipping’s dirty secret: how ‘scrubbers’ clean the air – while contaminating the sea
Told to reduce air pollution, the shipping industry could have switched to cleaner fuels – instead, many vessels turned to special devices that simply dump the toxins into the water

Richa Syal

12, Jul, 2022 @9:45 AM

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Sinking feeling: cruise ships chart return to Australia amid emissions concerns
With pandemic disruption receding, will the industry’s return and expansion lead to sustainable cruising – or more pollution?

Royce Kurmelovs

16, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Black carbon’ threat to Arctic as sea routes open up with global heating
As climate crisis allows new maritime routes to be used, sooty shipping emissions accelerates ice melt and risk to ecosystems

Karen McVeigh

10, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Superyacht sales surge prompts fresh calls for curbs on their emissions
Campaigners say a superyacht can produce 1,500 times more carbon than a typical family car, and the polluters should pay

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

29, Jan, 2022 @5:03 PM

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UN shipping summit criticised for ‘dangerous’ delay on emissions plan
International Maritime Organization lacks urgency needed to tackle climate crisis, say campaigners

Karen McVeigh

24, Nov, 2021 @12:52 PM

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The shipping industry faces a climate crisis reckoning – will it decarbonize?
World’s largest shipping company Maersk plans to power new container ships on carbon-neutral methanol but very little of it is produced today

Maddie Stone

12, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Here’s why it’s so hard to electrify shipping and aviation
Reducing emissions for cargo ships and planes isn’t as simple as sticking a huge battery in them

Rashida Kamal and Alvin Chang

11, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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UN chief urges airlines and shipping firms to do more to cut emissions
António Guterres says current efforts are more consistent with global heating ‘way above 3C’

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Oct, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Shipping firms vow to cut emissions if governments support low-carbon tech
Industry calls for levy to fund new technologies – but environmentalists say proposal blocks climate progress

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

05, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Draft EU policy to cut shipping emissions condemned as ‘disaster’
Exclusive: leak reveals law promotes liquified natural gas and will lock in fossil fuel use for decades, says NGO

Daniel Boffey

23, Jun, 2021 @12:42 PM

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Monsters or a must? Venice tussles with return of cruise ships
The arrival of the MSC Orchestra has rekindled tensions over the pros and cons of the giant vessels

Angela Giuffrida in Venice

14, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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