Part one documents the dangerous levels of soot, sulfur and other pollutants spewed by an ever-expanding fleet of cargo ships around the world, and the deadly implications not just for port cities but for communities hundreds of miles inland. In upcoming installments, the series examines why the industry's carbon dioxide and black carbon emissions - the two largest pollutants contributing to global warming - are greater than the world's railroad freight and airline industries combined. The series concludes with a look at the difficulties standing in the way of enacting stricter regulations.
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