Ocean Giants Ban Needed on Italy Coasts: Environmentalists

Ocean Giants Ban Needed on Italy Coasts: Environmentalists

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Costa Concordia, less than 50 metres from the shore of Giglio. Photo source: ©© Il Fatto Quotidiano

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The 17-deck cruise ship that capsized smack in the middle of a marine nature reserve off Tuscany shows these ocean giants threaten the coastline and should be banned, Italian environmentalists said Monday.

Italian environmental group Marevivo slammed the “proven and widespread” practice of allowing cruise liners close to shore “to create a picturesque setting both on board and on land…

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Costa Concordia off Giglio’s coast, Tuscany. Photo source: ©© Il Fatto Quotidiano

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