A new report from the WWF finds record levels of pollution from microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea are now higher than those in the oceanic ‘garbage patches’ and are threatening marine species, fisheries activities and human health in the region.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Andaman Chamber of Commerce Industry & Others/ Hotel Sentinel & Others Vs. The Andaman & Nicobar Administration dated 26/04/2018 regarding non-compliance of environmental regulations by hotels operating in A&N Islands. Counsel for the A&N Pollution Control Committee informs the Court that inspections conducted reveal large scale non-compliance with regard to 84 hotels and resorts as well as 19 automobile service centres as they were found not to have functional STPs/ETPs.

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of Meenava Thanthai K.R.Selvaraj Vs The Secretary To Government of Tamil Nadu dated 12/04/2018 regarding compensation to persons affected by oil spillage due to collision of ships M. T. Dawn Kanchipuram and MT BW Maple near Kamarajar Port, Chennai on 28/01/2017.

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Swakopmund-An emergency response team from the Directorate of Maritime Affairs was last night racing against time to contain yet another oil spill, this time close to Mile 108, near the Ugab River

Hundreds of people in a Gambian fishing town on Thursday demonstrated against a Chinese company they say is polluting their environment and the sea.

Ocean plastic can persist in sea surface waters, eventually accumulating in remote areas of the world’s oceans. Here we characterise and quantify a major ocean plastic accumulation zone formed in subtropical waters between California and Hawaii: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). Our model, calibrated with data from multi-vessel and aircraft surveys, predicted at least 79 (45–129) thousand tonnes of ocean plastic are floating inside an area of 1.6 million km2; a figure four to sixteen times higher than previously reported.

Coral reefs could start to dissolve before 2100 as man-made climate change drives acidification of the oceans, scientists said on Thursday.

Plastic waste can promote microbial colonization by pathogens implicated in outbreaks of disease in the ocean. We assessed the influence of plastic waste on disease risk in 124,000 reef-building corals from 159 reefs in the Asia-Pacific region. The likelihood of disease increases from 4% to 89% when corals are in contact with plastic. Structurally complex corals are eight times more likely to be affected by plastic, suggesting that microhabitats for reef-associated organisms and valuable fisheries will be disproportionately affected.

Dar es Salaam — The National Environment Management Council (Nemc) on Thursday set in motion the process of preparing the statutory report on the state of Mainland Tanzania's coast to ensure inshor

The Senate's Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs was informed on Tuesday that international ships may soon stop visiting the Karachi seaport due to the rising amount of pollution in the coastal

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