Cruise Ships Operators Agree to Pollute Less in French Waters

MARSEILLE, France, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The main cruise ship operators in French waters have agreed on measures to limit pollution caused by their vessels, including hooking up to the power grid instead of keeping their engines running during stopovers. The "Blue Charter" agreement signed in Marseille by Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, Royal Carribean Cruises and Ponant also … [Read more...]

Research Icebreaker Parks on Arctic Ice Floe for Year-Long Drift Around the North Pole

German research icebreaker Polarstern is now parked Arctic Ocean ice floe where researchers will set up camp for a one-year-long drift around the North Pole in the name of climate science. Experts from the MOSAiC expedition used satellite imagery and helicopter flights to scout the perfect ice floe, perhaps the most critical piece of the puzzle in the year-long expedition to … [Read more...]

UN Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating Ice Melt

By Eric Roston (Bloomberg) --Days after millions of climate protesters called for international action and global leaders convened at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, the world’s top climate-science body warned that collaboration on a global scale is required to cope with an onslaught of accelerating changes. Chief among them is rapidly rising seas that will … [Read more...]

UK Urged to Include Shipping and Aviation in Net Zero Emission Goal

By Susanna Twidale LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The aviation and shipping sectors should formally be included in Britain's target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, the government's climate advisers said on Tuesday. Britain earlier this year became the first G7 country to set a net zero emission target although the shipping and aviation sectors were not … [Read more...]

16-Year-Old Climate Activist Arrives in New York on Zero-Emission Yacht

By Gabriella Borter NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg sailed into New York Harbor on Wednesday in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing her 14-day journey from England to partake in a United Nations climate summit in New York next month. The 16-year-old Swedish activist, who set sail from Plymouth, England, on Aug. 14, attracted … [Read more...]