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Tag: ocean pollution

  • As Climate Stirs Arctic Sea Ice Faster, Pollution Tags Along

    As Climate Stirs Arctic Sea Ice Faster, Pollution Tags Along

    A warming climate is not just melting the Arctic’s sea ice; it is stirring the remaining ice faster, increasing the odds that ice-rafted pollution will foul a neighboring country’s waters, says a new study.

  • Bringing the Culture of Sustainability Management to Princess Cruise Lines

    Bringing the Culture of Sustainability Management to Princess Cruise Lines

    Princess, a division of Carnival Cruise line, the largest passenger cruise company in the world, has pleaded guilty to seven felony charges and will pay $40 million after employees on a cruise ship were caught dumping oiled waste into the seas and lying to cover up their actions. This as an issue of management that…

  • Microbeads, Marine Debris, Regulation and the Precautionary Principle

    It is clear that the hunger for economic growth and wealth pushes business and governments to ignore environmental impacts that are considered an inevitable byproduct of development. But this fails to account for the costs that will inevitably be borne when the damage must be cleaned up.

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  • As Climate Stirs Arctic Sea Ice Faster, Pollution Tags Along

    As Climate Stirs Arctic Sea Ice Faster, Pollution Tags Along

    A warming climate is not just melting the Arctic’s sea ice; it is stirring the remaining ice faster, increasing the odds that ice-rafted pollution will foul a neighboring country’s waters, says a new study.

  • Bringing the Culture of Sustainability Management to Princess Cruise Lines

    Bringing the Culture of Sustainability Management to Princess Cruise Lines

    Princess, a division of Carnival Cruise line, the largest passenger cruise company in the world, has pleaded guilty to seven felony charges and will pay $40 million after employees on a cruise ship were caught dumping oiled waste into the seas and lying to cover up their actions. This as an issue of management that…

  • Microbeads, Marine Debris, Regulation and the Precautionary Principle

    It is clear that the hunger for economic growth and wealth pushes business and governments to ignore environmental impacts that are considered an inevitable byproduct of development. But this fails to account for the costs that will inevitably be borne when the damage must be cleaned up.