pollution

The Mediterranean is at risk as the planet heats up – POLITICO

Alessio Satta is the coordinator of the MedWet coalition, the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative. Today, the Mediterranean Basin is a climate change hotspot. The region is warming 20 percent faster than the rest of the world, and 250 million of its people will be living under severe water stress by 2040. Meanwhile, the intensity and frequency …

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MEPs want EU public prosecutor to tackle green crimes – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article A group of European lawmakers is pushing for Brussels to beef up the EU public prosecutor’s mandate to also cover environmental crime. Set up in June last year, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) currently has the power to investigate and prosecute crimes against the EU budget, including …

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Ship owners sought CO2 exemption when the sea gets too wavy

The world’s ocean freight shipping companies recently called on international maritime authorities to exclude pollution that their vessels spew in bad weather from new regulations, a condition that would apply almost a third of the time in the Atlantic. But the effort failed Friday. Under international laws due to come into force in 2023, all …

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Ship owners sought CO2 exemption when the sea gets too wavy

The world’s ocean freight shipping companies recently called on international maritime authorities to exclude pollution that their vessels spew in bad weather from new regulations, a condition that would apply almost a third of the time in the Atlantic. But the effort failed Friday. Under international laws due to come into force in 2023, all …

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