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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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19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Device

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to … Continue reading

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Plastic in Our Playground

The ocean is our playground. We sail on it, we swim in it, we fish from it, and without it we wouldn’t have 60-80% of the world’s oxygen…so why do we abuse it? A note from Ocean Crusaders’ founder Ian … Continue reading

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Radioactive Water Dumped into Pacific

Japan began dumping thousands of tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean on Monday, an emergency move officials said was needed to curtail a worse leak from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In all, about 11,500 tons … Continue reading

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EPA and Coast Guard Step Up Fight Against Water Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining steps the agencies will take to better coordinate efforts to prevent illegal discharges of pollutants from more than 61,000 commercial ships … Continue reading

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