Cargo Ships To Get Greener By Simply Slowing Down

06/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lumbering across the world's oceans at a leisurely pace, they seem relatively blameless compared with planes or lorries. But the role of cargo ships in exacerbating climate change is about to come under scrutiny. The solution? Slow down.

Speed limits in the world's shipping lanes will be proposed today by Ruth Kelly, the transport secretary, when she announces plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

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