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On-Site Monitoring of Ocean Plastic Particles

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By Devin Partida Everything from shopping bags to toys contains plastic, and the material remains widespread around the world. Unfortunately, only 9 percent of all plastic  gets recycled. A related issue is that many of the varieties used today have chemical makeups that prevent full decomposition. These realities mean that plastics in the ocean is a major problem, polluting the

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Sniffer Buoy for IMO 2020 Emissions Monitoring

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Finnish companies Meritaito Ltd., part of the Arctia group, and Kine Robot Solutions Ltd. have jointly developed the Sniffer Buoy for air quality and emission monitoring regarding IMO 2020 regulations.  The first Sniffer Buoy prototype was deployed at the end of May for a pilot period, spring to autumn 2020. Installation was done in the Finnish west coast archipelago outside Turku and

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Source-to-Sea Tackles Pollution in Vietnam

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A new pilot project in Dan Nang, Vietnam, will use the Source-to-Sea approach to tackle pollution in collaboration between communities upstream and at sea level. The initiative comes from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
 
 The Source-to-Sea approach combats water pollution by integrating land, freshwater and marine resource management, taking into

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Apply for Hurtigruten Foundation Grants

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Conserving Resident Killer Whales in the Pacific, securing recreational areas for local communities and encouraging local cultural activities–these are the latest projects to receive funding from Hurtigruten Foundation, which funds sustainability projects around the world. Through the Hurtigruten Foundation, Hurtigruten grants funds to projects, communities and organizations focused on three main pillars: Conserving the world’s endangered species. The fight against marine

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Annual Sustainability Report Notes Marine Trends: Good News and Bad

The United Nations 2018 Sustainable Development Goals Report reviews the progress made during 2018 on the 17 sustainability goals set by the United Nations. Goal 14, “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”, remains challenging. View the full 2018 report: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2018

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Chile the First Country in Americas to Ban Plastic Bags

In May, Chile’s House of Representatives voted to approve a ban on plastic bags. “The law will apply to all major retailers within a year, while smaller businesses have two years to comply, The Santiago Times reported. Before entering into force, all retailers are allowed to provide a maximum of only two plastic bags to consumers for their purchases. Climate

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