Connie Hedegaard, the proposed EU Climate Commissioner, has made it clear that if the IMO doesn’t act fast on cutting ship GHG emissions then the EU will initiate measures.

2010 has been appointed by the UN as the Year of Biodiversity – what will the European Commission and other institutions be doing to mark this?

A group of scientists has set sail to study the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The study’s maiden voyage, from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands through the Sargasso Sea, is part of the 5 Gyres Project, which will launch a second sail across the South Atlantic in August. Participating in and directing the project are researchers Dr. Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins, who have worked with Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF), documenting the growing accumulation of plastic pollution in the North Pacific Gyre.

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