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China Focuses on Robust Enforcement of Clean Marine Fuels

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

October 1st is China’s National Day, but this year it also marked an important day for controlling shipping pollution: Shenzhen, the world’s third...

The Ultimate Shipboard Experience: Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Ships these days may say they're aiming for islands or lowering anchor in the globe's most perfect ports. But, for most, the real goal of cruising is...

Diesel Pollution Is Affecting Dozens of Communities. Will The EPA Act?

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups are asking Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to take actions to reduce toxic diesel exhau...

When You Want to Get Something Done, Give It to a Woman

Lesley Foreman | Posted 09.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lesley Foreman

I have always liked the phrase, when you want to get something done, give it to a busy person. While I still believe that to be true, my life has taug...

How China Is Taking Major Steps to Control Shipping Air Pollution

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 09.02.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

In a series of announcements over the weekend and on Monday, the Chinese government took several important steps to control emissions from shipping activities, which until now have been virtually unregulated.

Hong Kong Once Again Leading the Way in the Fight to Control Shipping Emissions

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Hong Kong has just taken another giant step towards controlling marine emissions, the major source of its domestic air pollution. The Hong Kong Legislative Council has just approved a new rule mandating that Ocean-Going Vessels (OGVs) switch to clean fuel while at berth.

Innovative Vision-Saving Program Launched in Djibouti

Ethan Chorin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Ethan Chorin

This past week 11 clinicians and medical students in the Red Sea country of Djibouti received training and began a 3-month pilot program to perform tests to detect Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), a degeneration of the lining of the eye, often associated with diabetes.

A New Flank in China's War on Pollution? Controlling Emissions From Ports and Shipping

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

One container ship cruising along the coast of China emits as much diesel pollution as 500,000 new Chinese trucks in a single day.

Heading in the Right Direction: Shenzhen Pushes Green Shipping

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

The Shenzhen government is following in Hong Kong's footsteps by offering annual cash subsidies worth more than $30 million to encourage oceangoing ships (OGVs) to switch to low-sulfur fuel or use shore power while at dock.

Afraid of Cruising? Smaller Ships Are My Passion

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I have been fortunate to sail on almost all of the five star cruise lines sailing today and have sailed most itineraries. While I would choose an ocean liner for any ocean crossing, for everything else, I look for small.

Louisiana Coal Hubs Ignite Human Health and Coastal Restoration Concerns

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Armstrong Energy in Missouri hopes to open a company-backed RAM coal terminal in Alliance, La. on the west bank of the lower Mississippi River in 2014. But residents of Ironton, located just south of RAM's site, say they don't want their air quality to get any worse than it is now.

John Celock

Nikki Haley Questions Obama About Ports | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Patch sites in South Carolina on Feb. 28. WASHINGTON -- Gov. Nikki Haley kept the focus on ports during a meeting...

Operation -- Rock the Boat

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

These invisible culprits silently sweep the seas bringing us our shiny new toys, cars, computers and Q tips, as fast as we require with the upmost con...

Sacrificing safety

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The recent disasters in West Virginia and the Gulf Coast make one thing shockingly clear: the cost of dirty energy is too high for America's workers. ...

HAITI: Censorship, Vodou and Cocaine

Richard Morse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Morse

1) CENSORSHIP I'm not a "writer". I'm not a "journalist". I'm not a "researcher". I'm a guy in a band living in Haiti. That's right, I have a band. If...