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VIDEO: Massive flooding in Ireland

Screen grab. Flood. Village homes

PortandTerminal.com, September 2, 2020 DUBLIN – Footage shows severe flooding in the town of Clifden in County Galway, Ireland, today (September 2). Heavy rain overnight caused the water levels on the Owenglin River to surge, bursting its banks and overflowing onto nearby roads and homes. Terrified residents watched the raging torrents and said it was the ”worst flooding the town …

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Oil and gas sector “losing its social licence to operate”, UK industry boss warns

Tim Eggar, Chairman, Oil & Gas Authority

PortandTerminal.com, January 19, 2020 “Clearly, climate change is happening right now. That debate is over,” ABERDEEN – Tim Eggar, chairman of the UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), in the UK sent shockwaves through the industry on Wednesday (15 January) when he said growing public awareness about climate change was putting the sector’s very survival at stake. Shifting public attitudes …

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Black Friday sparks global backlash from politicians, activists #BLOCKFriday

Is 2019 the year of “Peak Black Friday”? Protesters around the world say that it urgently needs to be and many are using a new rallying cry “Block Friday!” PARIS, FRANCE – Against a backdrop of Black Friday shopping mania, activists around the world are protesting consumerism and its impact on the climate ahead of the United Nations climate summit …

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SCIENCE: Satellite tracking shows how ships affect clouds and climate

Ship tracks off the coast of Cornwall. Data from NASA

PortandTerminal.com, November 5, 2019 By matching the movement of ships to the changes in clouds caused by their emissions, researchers have shown how strongly the two are connected LONDON, ENGLAND – A research article published by Geophysical Research Letters has demonstrated the strong correlation between vessel emissions, cloud formation and climate. By matching the movement of ships to the changes …

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Nike and Ocean Conservancy team up to protect the Arctic #LoveNike #BoycottDPWorld

PortandTerminal.com, October 25, 2019 “The dangers of trans-Arctic shipping routes outweigh all perceived benefits and we cannot ignore the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping on our ocean,” Nike BEAVERTON, OR – Nike and Ocean Conservancy are encouraging businesses to avoid shipping routes via the Arctic Ocean, with the launch of an ‘Arctic Shipping Corporate Pledge.’ The sportswear …

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France urges Europe wide tax on airplane and ship fuel

PortandTerminal.com, October 17, 2019 “It’s incomprehensible that carbon emissions targets were set for cars and not for airplanes and ships. We propose that work is done on a European tax on airplane and ship fuel,” PARIS, FRANCE – Reuters reported today that France wants the European Union (EU) to work on creating a tax on airplane and ship fuels as …

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Some companies don’t care about the Arctic. We’re going to start calling them out

If any CMA CGM or Hapag-Lloyd managers are reading this, we would like to offer you one month’s free advertising on PortandTerminal.com as our small way of saying thank you for your courage. DP World? It’s going to cost you triple. PortandTerminal.com, October 6, 2019 MOSCOW – While some major shipping companies are outspokenly refusing to ship cargo through the …

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ICEBERGS: If they’re going to melt anyway then why waste the water?

PortandTerminal.com, October 3, 2019 Editor’s note: For the record, PortandTerminal.com would strongly prefer that runaway climate change was not melting the world’s glaciers and threatening life on our planet. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – In the past week, the media has been filled with articles about a giant iceberg larger than Los Angeles breaking off from the ice shelf in East …

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Flight shaming hits air travel as ‘Greta effect’ takes off

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One in five travelers is flying less as “flight shaming” propels travelers to shun air travel for the sake of the planet, according to a survey of 6,000 Western travelers. The survey predicted environmental concerns would keep denting air traffic, as activists such as Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg lead the way and turn people off …

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