Sea Traffic Pollutes Our Lungs More Than Previously Thought

Posted In News, Pollution
Nov
20

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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New data show that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from sea traffic. Almost half of the measured particles stem from sea traffic emissions, while the rest is deemed to be mainly from cars but also industries and natural particles from the sea…

Read Full Article, Science Daily

Worldwide Ship Traffic Up 300 Percent Since 1992, AGU (11-29-2014)

Super-sized ships: How big can they get? Independent UK (10-20-2014)
Despite the physical limits and risks, ships of more than 450m are anticipated within the next five years…

Breaking Bad on the Beach, NASA / Earth Observatory (09-28-2014)
Tens of thousands of ships ply the world’s oceans, bays, and rivers. But what happens when those ships have become too old or too expensive to operate? In most cases, they end up on the shores of Asia…literally.

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