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California vessel emissions rules could get even tougher

Air pollution regulators are looking to tighten California’s air emissions rules for commercial vessels, already the strictest in the nation. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced it is beginning a new rulemaking process to modify the state’s existing Commercial … Continue reading

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London ferries produce same pollution as hundreds of buses and trucks – but are not policed by tough new emission regulations

London ferries produce same pollution as hundreds of buses and trucks – but are not policed by tough new emission regulations Ferries used by commuters and tourists in the centre of London are spewing out pollution equivalent to hundreds of buses and … Continue reading

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Luxury cruise liners ‘have worse air pollution than Piccadilly Circus’

Some come with 10-storey slides, running tracks and private gyms while one boasts as many trees as a small city suburb. But the luxury ocean liners luring record numbers of tourists on to round-the-world cruises may not be as healthy … Continue reading

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Marseille to cut port dues for eco-friendly ships

Marseille Fos has joined the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) and is set to reduce port dues for ships performing better than required under air pollution regulations. From July 1 this year the incentive will apply to eligible ships among … Continue reading

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Dirty diesel: why ships are the worst offenders

In all the controversy over toxic air pollution from diesel cars, little is heard of a worse source of pollution – shipping. Large ocean-going ships tend to use bunker fuel, the world’s dirtiest diesel fuel – a toxic, tar-like sludge … Continue reading

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Survey finds poor air quality in Grand Harbour

Rome declaration calls for limits on air pollution from ships The Grand Harbour has performed badly in a survey of air quality near cruise ships, according to a survey by an alliance of environmental organisations. (see www.NABU.de/mediterranean-eca ) NGOs from the … Continue reading

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‘No way’ of monitoring Southampton docks air pollution 

Southampton, the biggest cruise port in Britain, has no way of monitoring air pollution generated by emissions from the largest ships in the world. A BBC investigation reveals Southampton docks does not monitor its air pollution rates, despite the city … Continue reading

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Air quality on cruise ships ’20 times worse’ than in a busy city centre

Passengers on a cruise ship could be inhaling “60 times higher concentrations of harmful air pollutants ” than they would in natural air settings, Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU), a German environmental association, has warned. The air quality on board a cruise … Continue reading

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