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Ferry Gets Two-year Reprieve from Pollution Rules

The last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes will be allowed to dump toxic pollution into Lake Michigan for another two years under an agreement recently announced by federal officials. With a new sailing season set to begin in about … Continue reading

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Green Antifouling Technology Getting Better Every Year

Green antifouling technology is the chemical-free alternative to traditional messy antifouling paint – it’s more effective at clearing algae and barnacles but harmless to other marine life. Ultrasonic Works has launched a new ground-breaking ClearHull antifouling system, and now tell … Continue reading

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Time to Be Green: The Argument for Aluminum Anodes

When it comes to making environmentally friendly choices, the tradeoff is not always paying more for something that doesn’t work as well. Boat owners seeking a ‘greener’ sacrificial anode have an option that works better than the old, familiar zinc … Continue reading

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PBO Green Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2012 Practical Boat Owner (PBO) Green Awards have been announced. Mr. D’s Thermal Cookers triumphed in the best product category for its eco-friendly cooking method, which requires both less gas and cooking oil. Winner of the … Continue reading

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Sailors for the Sea: A Voice for Ocean Conservation

Marine life and vital coastal habitats are straining under the increasing pressure of global use. The ocean, which was once considered inexhaustible and resilient, is, in fact, finite and fragile. Sailors for the Sea educates and engages the boating community in the … Continue reading

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Marine Recycling to Safeguard the Environment

Marine recycling holds great importance for safeguarding the environment, saving energy, and conserving resources. Many items are eligible for marine recycling, such as antifreeze, fishing line, oil filters, and even boats. It’s important to know where and how you can … Continue reading

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Boat Rat: Are You Green?

A guest post by Derek Escher, resident blogger for Multihulls Quarterly. One of my favorite causes to stir up is the whole notion of “going green” on sailboats. I will spend considerable time on this topic in the future when … Continue reading

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