Water & Oceans

UN Agency Targets Black-Carbon Pollution From Ships"

"Governments are slowly advancing efforts to reduce climate and health impacts of soot."

"Governments are poised this week to begin discussing rules to curb black-carbon pollution from ships, after nearly seven years of preparation. The sooty emissions, which are produced by diesel engines, warm the climate and harm human health.

Source: Nature, 02/08/2018

"Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over Water Rule"

"Eleven Democratic state attorneys general on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s administration over its decision to delay implementation of an Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of wetlands and small waterways protected by the Clean Water Act."

Source: Washington Post, 02/07/2018

Floods Are Getting Worse, and 2,500 Chemical Sites Lie in Water’s Path

"Anchored in flood-prone areas in every American state are more than 2,500 sites that handle toxic chemicals, a New York Times analysis of federal floodplain and industrial data shows. About 1,400 are located in areas at highest risk of flooding."

Source: NY Times, 02/06/2018
June 18, 2018 to June 21, 2018

SeaWeb Seafood Summit

International leaders and representatives from the seafood industry will gather in Barcelona, Spain to collaborate, connect and create a global marketplace that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

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