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The shipwrecked Costa Concordia serves as a stark reminder of the environmental impact of cruise ships

The Costa Concordia and the Destructive Environmental Impact of Cruise Ships

The recent sinking of the Costa Concordia underscores the destructive environmental impact of cruise liners. The ship went down on January 13 with 4,200 passengers and crew on board. Seventeen people are confirmed dead and 15 people are still missing. Even if they manage to stay afloat, these massive ships have enormous footprints. If the Costa Concordia’s fuel leaks, it…

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Arctic Sea Routes Free of Ice as NOAA, Oil Majors Agree to Share Data

Satellite images show the Northwest Passage and Russia’s Northern Sea Route free of ice for only the second time since 2008 as NOAA, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Statoil USA agree to share high-quality scientific data on climate change.

Is Pending Italian-Swiss Border Change Due to Alpine Glacial Melt a Global Harbinger?

Alpine glacial melting along the Swiss/Italian border will soon force the two governments to redraw centuries-old border.