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In the News (Sun 23 Jun 19)

  
  Cruise Ship Pollution in the Caribbean/Planeta.com
Cruise ship tourism is proclaimed by the sea trade industry to be a boon, yet for the island nations of the Caribbean Basin, the benefits of the expanding industry may be in opposition with their overall development objectives.
Pollution from heavy coastal development and tourism is also a major contributor to the degradation of water resources and contributes to the destruction of coral reefs--one of the most endangered ecosystems on the earth.
Pollution problems stem from cruise ships and coastal developments are compounded by soil erosion and low water circulation, both of which significantly contribute to coral reef degradation and the loss of marine life.
www.planeta.com /planeta/96/0896cruise.html   (3650 words)

  
  Encyclopedia article on Pollution [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Carbon dioxide emissions are sometimes referred to as pollution, on the basis that these emissions have led, or are leading, to raised levels of the gas in the atmosphere and, furthermore, to harmful changes in the Earth's climate.
Traditional forms of pollution include air pollution, water pollution, and radioactive contamination while a broader interpretation of the word has led to the ideas of ship pollution, light pollution and noise pollution.
Pollutants are thought to play a part in a variety of maladies, including: cancer, lupus, immune diseases, allergies, and asthma.
encyclozine.com /Pollution   (913 words)

  
 Ship pollution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ships can pollute the waterways and oceans in many ways.
There are spills from oil tankers, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide gases from exhaust fumes.
Ships create noise pollution that disturbs natural wildlife, and water from ballast tanks can spread harmful algae and other invasive species.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ship_pollution   (127 words)

  
 ~ Bluewater Network ~
Ultimately, a sea change in shipping operations is on the horizon: switching fuels remained one of the leading options for reducing ship smokestack pollution to be taken up at the next round of negotiations in April 2007 in London.
Large ocean-going vessels –; cargo and container ships, cruise ships, and oil tankers –; are one of the fastest growing, least-regulated sources of air pollution in the United States.
Co-sponsored with the shipping industry a California state resolution to ratify the international shipping pollution treaty, Annex VI of MARPOL.
www.bluewaternetwork.org /campaign_ss_ships.shtml   (1675 words)

  
 Cruise Ship Pollution State Activity Page
During a one-week trip, a typical cruise ship produces 50 tons of garbage, 1 million gallons of graywater (wastewater from sinks, showers, galleys, and laundry facilities), 210,000 gallons of sewage and 35,000 gallons of oil-contaminated water.
Although air pollution is not the primary focus of this state activity page, diesel emissions from cruise ships while at port are a significant source of air pollution; an estimated one-third of ship emissions occur while they are idling at berth.
The ships must be a mile away from port at Elliott Bay and must be moving, at least, 6 knots to disperse the waste.
www.serconline.org /cruiseShipPollution.html   (1618 words)

  
 Ship pollution: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ships create noise pollution noise pollution quick summary:
Ship pollution is an abbreviated form of the protocol of 1978 relating to the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, 1973....
The whydah gally was the galley-style ship of the pirate "fl sam" bellamy....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sh/ship_pollution.htm   (499 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Ship pollution clouds USA's skies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Big ships burn some of the dirtiest fuel on the planet and emit gases that contribute to acid rain, lung disease and heart problems.
Cities and states are trying to cut boat and ship pollution with incentives such as money for cleaner engines.
That's because substantial amounts of pollution come from the biggest ships: behemoths that cross the oceans and emit huge amounts of pollution at sea and as they approach port.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-08-30-ship-pollution_x.htm   (1097 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Ship pollution fears allayed
Pollution from the wreck of cargo ship the MV Jambo which sank off Wester Ross last summer has shown no cause for concern, according to a report.
The ship and its cargo of more than 3,000 tonnes of zinc sulphide are still lying on the sea floor after efforts to raise her were abandoned.
Shipping Minister David Jamieson said: "I recognise the importance of protecting the environmentally sensitive area where the Jambo sank last summer and that's why the government will continue to monitor the area around the wreck very carefully in the next three years.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/3679730.stm   (526 words)

  
 Cruise Ship Pollution
Recently, several cruise ship lines have been faced with increased public embarrassment and serious punitive legal troubles from disclosure and scrutiny over their non-compliance with local, national, and international laws and regulations concerning illegal dumping of pollutant wastes.
One of the biggest problems with water pollution regulation is that over the last several years there have been many regulatory acts and policies on the state, federal and international levels made to enact a solution to water pollution.
In March of the year 2000, the Bluewater Network sent a petition to the Administrator of the EPA on behalf of fifty-three organizations suggesting the gaps in regulation of cruise ship water pollution are at dangerous levels for causing severe damage to the environment.
filebox.vt.edu /users/elbaum1   (2439 words)

  
 Congressmen pushing for cruise ship pollution law
The legislation also would require ships to treat their wastewater wherever they operate, and authorize greater enforcement authority to ensure compliance.
In Hawaii, cruise ship companies violated the agreement on 16 separate occasions in the first year of its inception, Klein said.
In California, environmentalists and government officials were outraged after authorities found out that the cruise ship Crystal Harmony had discharged 36,000 gallons of sewage and detergent-tainted water in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in 2002.
www.livableoldtown.com /congressmen_pushing_for_cruise_s.htm   (657 words)

  
 Air pollution from cargo ships stirs growing concern
Pollution is likely to get worse as more and faster ships ply the harbor.
Ships sailing into Los Angeles are asked to slow to about 14 mph within 20 miles of the city's harbor, a move that has cut nitrogen oxide pollution from ships there by 1 ton a day, said James Corbett a maritime professor at the University of Delaware.
Hinchliffe said port-area emission figures are generally derived by applying air-emission factors to ship movements, by type of ship, a technique he said, that may not reflect a ship's movements in a harbor.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/157322_portpollute20.html   (1590 words)

  
 Surfrider Foundation A-Z: Cruise Ship Pollution
Their per capita pollution is actually worse than a city of the same population, due to weak pollution control laws, lax enforcement, and the difficulty of detecting illegal discharges at sea.
Cruise ships (and other ships) are required to have "marine sanitation devices", which are designed to prevent the discharge of untreated sewage.
The Bluewater Network issued a report on Cruise Ship Pollution in March 2000 that urged the EPA to conduct an in-depth review of the impact of waste discharges from cruise ships, examine the existing applicable regulations, develop recommendations on how to better control cruise ship waste discharges, and ensure that the regulations were implemented.
www.surfrider.org /a-z/cruise.asp   (1013 words)

  
 northamerica.oceana.org: Stop Cruise Ship Pollution
Cruise ships generate an astonishing amount of pollution, up to 25,000 gallons of sewage from toilets and 143,000 gallons of sewage from sinks, galleys and showers each day.
Currently, lax state and federal laws allow cruise ships to dump untreated sewage from toilets once the ships is three mile from shore.
Within three miles, cruise ships can dump sewage from toilets that has been treated, by marine sanitation devices which have been shown to be inadequate.
www.oceana.org /index.php?id=91   (329 words)

  
 Pollution-free ship? Designers try hand - Green Machines - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Shipping firm Wallenius Wilhelmsen has designed a high-tech “back to the future” freighter powered solely by wind and waves in the expectation that increasing regulation and shipping costs over the next 20 years will force the industry to come up with greener vessels.
At the same time, companies that transport goods by ship need to reassure increasingly concerned investors that they are taking green issues in their supply chain seriously.
It is not just pollution from marine diesel — higher in sulfur and worse for the environment than more refined types of fuel — which the new ship would eliminate.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8037087   (842 words)

  
 Portwatch
Shipping companies are beginning to adopt cleaner practices, but the industry has a long way to go before reaching a pollution level on par with ground transport.
The ship line-up in Newcastle could also be reduced with better logistics and planning, it seems, so that ships show up on a schedule that doesn’t require weeks or even months waiting at sea, burning dirty bunker fuel that blows over the city and those of us enjoying a coffee by the sea.
Smokestack emissions from the global shipping fleet are projected to double in North America in the next decade, exposing communities to diesel exhaust that contributes to respiratory illness, cancer, heart disease, and premature death.
foeblogs.typepad.com /portwatch   (1941 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Travel: California gets tougher on cruise-ship pollution
Alaska has some of the nation's most stringent cruise ship pollution laws, allowing the discharge of sewage and gray water only if the effluent meets state standards.
Calls to regulate cruise ships have been fueled by the rapid expansion of an industry that operates largely outside national borders.
Cruise ship stops have increased by 50 percent in California over the past two years, and about 45 ships are expected to make more than 600 port calls this year, according to the Bluewater Network, which sponsored the bills.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/travel/2002049437_cruisepollution.html   (501 words)

  
 Hong Kong based ship company agrees to pay $10.5 million for covering up oil pollution
WASHINGTON (12/22/05) -- MSC Ship Management (Hong Kong) Limited—a Hong Kong-based container ship company—has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $10.5 million fine on charges that it engaged in conspiracy, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, false statements and violated the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.
This is the largest fine in which a single vessel has been charged with deliberate pollution and the largest criminal fine paid by a defendant in an environmental case in Massachusetts history.
MSC Ship Management has also agreed to plead guilty to charges that in response to a Coast Guard inspection, senior ship engineers directed that an “alarm” printout from the ship’s computer and a log containing actual tank volumes be concealed in an effort to cover up the falsification of records.
www.caprep.com /1205037.htm   (482 words)

  
 Cruise Ship Pollution Under Fire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Cruise ships were suspected of polluting Alaska's waters 26 times in the last nine years, according to an Associated Press computer-assisted analysis of marine pollution records.
That is only a small fraction of the 194,075 cases recorded for all marine polluters; and compared to the millions of gallons of oil sometimes spilled from tankers, the pollution from cruise ships is relatively small.
Most cruise ship pollution cases are minor and accidental, says Michael Crye, president of the International Council of Cruise Lines, which represents the $15.5 billion cruise industry.
www.hypography.com /article.cfm?id=30702   (1561 words)

  
 News About Pollution
China is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with rising pollution and its impact on the environment despite record investment in clean technology, state media reported Monday.
The pollution produced by light trucks, SUVs and minivans is only half a percent higher than that produced by conventional cars, based on a recent study.
However some progress is being made and pollution emissions are showing signs of easing, the China Daily reported, citing a joint study by the government's main environment and economic departments.
www.terradaily.com /Froth_And_Bubble.html   (1187 words)

  
 U.S. Newswire : Releases : "Ship Company to Pay $10.5 Million For Covering Up Oil Pollution..."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- MSC Ship Management (Hong Kong) Limited -- a Hong Kong-based container ship company -- has agreed to plead guilty to charges that it engaged in conspiracy, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, false statements and violated the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, the Department of Justice announced today.
MSC Ship Management discharged approximately 40 tons or approximately 10,640 gallons of sludge during a five-month period in 2004 through a three-piece bypass pipe manufactured on the ship.
The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships also requires that all overboard discharges be recorded in an Oil Record Book, which is subject to inspection by the Coast Guard.
releases.usnewswire.com /GetRelease.asp?id=58401   (972 words)

  
 Peru (country) - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The rapidly growing population of Peru is unevenly distributed, concentrated in the mountains and in coastal areas.
Water pollution and air pollution are problems in urban areas.
Peru has ratified the Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, the Antarctic Treaty, and international conservation agreements concerning biodiversity, climate change, desertification, endangered species, hazardous wastes, nuclear test ban, ozone layer, ship pollution, tropical timber, and wetlands.
encarta.msn.com /text_761570790___2/Peru_(country).html   (1612 words)

  
 KAHEA: Stop Cruise Ship Pollution
Cruise ship traffic in Hawaiian waters is expanding at a rapid rate.
Each cruise ship carries an average of 3,000 people and produces as much sewage and waste as a mid-sized city.
Cruise ships do not have to comply with environmental and water quality protection laws that are required for municipalities.
www.kahea.org /cruiseships   (415 words)

  
 Ship Management Company to Pay $10.5 Million for Covering Up Oil Pollution, Reports U.S. Attorney
This amount would be the largest ever paid in a case involving deliberate pollution from a single vessel and the largest criminal fine paid by a defendant in an environmental case in Massachusetts history.
"This is the largest fine involving deliberate pollution from a single ship in a long series of similar prosecutions that have been brought as part of a vessel pollution initiative," said Sue Ellen Wooldridge, the Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources.
"Deliberate vessel pollution is a serious and persistent problem which we will prosecute to the full extent of the law." "Residents of Massachusetts and particularly those along the Buzzards Bay coastline have experienced first hand the devastation to the environment that can result from accidental oil spills.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/12-19-2005/0004236635&EDATE=   (1210 words)

  
 New equipment to detect ship pollution - December 17, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The program's objective is to maintain and improve the effectiveness of aerial surveillance, particularly off the East Coast of Canada where the illegal discharge of pollution from ships has generated significant concern for the marine environment.
In addition to the Dash 8 flights, and to further enhance the efficiency of pollution patrols, Transport Canada is increasing its use of Radarsat as an early warning system.
Increasingly, pollution patrols are being timed to coincide with the detection of such surface anomalies by the Radarsat system.
www.tc.gc.ca /mediaroom/releases/nat/2004/04-h126e.htm   (638 words)

  
 Press Room | Friends of the Earth
Cruise Ship Pollution Lawsuit Seeks Action from U.S. May 9, 2007
Shipping Industry Responds to Calls to Cut Air Pollution as Environmental Meetings Conclude
Lax Norms Foster Shipping Pollution - July 18, 2005
www.foe.org /new/pressroom.html   (4672 words)

  
 GIS News: Satellite surveillance used to spot ship pollution
The aim of the project is to exploit the use of new satellite technology to identify marine pollution originating from shipping.
Another key aim is to provide a deterrent to ship owners and operators.
In conjunction with the earth observation data, fixed wing remote sensing aerial surveillance aircraft are on call in the areas to validate the satellite passes.
www.gisdevelopment.net /news/viewn.asp?id=GIS:N_hlyzqsragb   (299 words)

  
 Stop Cruise Ship Pollution Petition
AND, there's the ILLEGAL dumping: From 1993 to 1998, cruise ships were involved in 87 confirmed cases of illegal discharges of oil, garbage and hazardous wastes into U.S. waters.
I have written three research papers on cruise line pollution and tommarow I will be giving a speech at my university persuading students not to vacation on cruiseliners.
The majority of your ships use technology that has been shown in testing to be grossly inadequate.
www.thepetitionsite.com /takeaction/929852289   (1149 words)

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