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Polluting the Oceans: Cruise Ships' Environmental Footprint

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October 29, 2012
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The cruise ship industry comes in for heavy criticism for its poor environmental record. Environmental groups accuse the sector of polluting the seas, with luxury liners disposing of their waste in the ocean and emitting huge amounts of CO2. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, cruise ships' wastewater disposal practices are creating marine dead zones. But passenger numbers are climbing - last year, 20 million holidaymakers booked a cruise.


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Qatar: How Much Harm Will the Climate Change Conference Do to the Environment?

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Deutsche Welle (Nov. 26, 2012) — How can the world curb climate change? The first step is to cut carbon emissions by at least 25 percent. In order to make this target official, politicians and environmental activists are coming together for another UN Climate Change Conference - this time in Doha, Qatar. Getting them all there, however, will leave a serious carbon footprint.
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Development Threatens the Survival of Nairobi National Park

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AFP (Nov. 17, 2014) — Nairobi National Park is considered the jewel of the city, but this oasis is increasingly becoming an island as migratory corridors for its wildlife are choked off by roads, railways, housing developments and polluting factories. Duration: 02:47 Video provided by AFP
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