marine pollution News

725 Results found
  • Keyword: marine pollution ×

Marine environment adequately covered despite complex legislation

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 20, 2014)

More than 200 pieces of English and EU-wide marine environmental legislation have been analysed in a recent review. While complex, the legislation adequately covered all areas of the marine environment, the authors conclude. However, there is opportunity to remove overlap and conflicts between different legislation and improve cross-border ...

EPA Awards $495,000 to Reduce Diesel Emissions from Marine Engines in Massachusetts

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 12, 2014)

EPA has awarded $495,000 to fund two marine repower projects in the state of Massachusetts. CLF Ventures, Inc. has received $300,000 to repower the tugboat Navigator, and the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) has been awarded $195,000 to repower two commercial lobster boats. The grants were awarded after a national ...

DESMI’s new Dubai base helps re-think district cooling

by DESMI A/S  (Nov. 24, 2014)

“We’ve been working for well over 100 years in the marine & offshore, and district heating sectors, giving us outstanding technical competencies related to seawater and cooling applications,” says Michael Hager, General Manager of DESMI’s newly established Middle East office. “It’s a fundamental background ...

Farming Blamed For Scottish Beach Pollution

by Enduramaxx Ltd  (Oct. 3, 2014)

Farming has been blamed in part for health fears as 14 Scottish beaches fail pollution tests. According to the Scottish Herald, paddlers, surfers, swimmers and bathers at 14 Scottish beaches are being put at risk by pollution from overflowing sewers and farms. The annual survey of Scotland’s bathing waters is shortly due to be released by ...

Female fish swap sex in polluted, low-oxygen water

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 30, 2014)

Hypoxia – low levels of dissolved oxygen – can cause genetically female fish to develop into males, new research has found. Hypoxia in aquatic environments is often the result of eutrophication, which is caused by pollution from human activities. The findings suggest that hypoxia could cause fish populations to collapse, with ...

Albatrosses’ survival seriously threatened by mercury and pollutants

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) reduce albatrosses’ chances of successfully breeding, a recent study finds. These pollutants add to the list of environmental pressures, including climate change, disease and fishery bycatch, affecting this highly threatened species. Seabirds, such as albatrosses, are at risk of consuming ...

New NRDC Report: China’s Ports Play Major Role in Country’s Air Pollution Problems

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Oct. 28, 2014)

China’s largely unregulated ports and shipping system generate significant air pollution that imposes a huge health and environmental burden and contributes to the country’s over 1 million pollution-related deaths each year, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense ...

Lugworms harmed by marine microplastic pollution

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Mar. 12, 2014)

Microplastic pollution impairs the heath of the marine worms that help maintain sediments for other creatures, new research suggests. This study shows that the energy reserves of lugworms living in sediment contaminated with microplastic particles were reduced by up to 50%. Microplastic pollution, fragments of less than 5 mm, is of increasing ...

Black Sea in Pollution Crisis: Georgian Communities Take Action

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Following decades of pollutants entering its waters, the Black Sea is now facing an environmental crisis of extreme proportions, and is considered one of the most environmentally degraded regional seas in the world. Every year, about 350 cubic km of river water pours into the Black Sea, which has resulted in soaring pollution levels, threatening ...

U.S. EPA requires cleanup, fines Sims Metal Management for polluting San Francisco Bay

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice fined Sims Metal Management $189,500 for polluting San Francisco Bay with scrap metal debris in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. Since at least the early 1990s, Sims operated a conveyor belt without adequate pollution controls to prevent materials from falling ...

Need help finding the right suppliers?

Let the XPRTs do the work for you