Ship That Sunk Carrying 25 Tons of Chemicals Caused ‘Significant Damage’ to Planet

Acontainer ship that caught fire while carrying hazardous chemicals off the coast of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has caused “significant damage” to the planet by releasing the chemicals, a United Nations representative said. The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl finally sank on Thursday a month after it caught on fire, the Associated Press reported. Due to the material itContinue reading “Ship That Sunk Carrying 25 Tons of Chemicals Caused ‘Significant Damage’ to Planet”

Irreversible warming tipping point may have been triggered: Arctic mission chief

The tipping point for irreversible global warming may have already been triggered, the scientist who led the biggest expedition to the Arctic warned Tuesday (June 15). “The disappearance of summer sea ice in the Arctic is one of the first landmines in this minefield, one of the tipping points that we set off first whenContinue reading “Irreversible warming tipping point may have been triggered: Arctic mission chief”

Chemical cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka, fouling rich fishing waters

A cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s west coast, its navy said on Wednesday, and tonnes of plastic pellets have fouled the country’s rich fishing waters in one of its worst-ever marine disasters. The government on Wednesday suspended fishing along an 80-km (50-mile) stretch of the island’s coastline, affecting 5,600 fishingContinue reading “Chemical cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka, fouling rich fishing waters”

Iran’s biggest navy ship sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman – media

Iran’s largest navy ship the Kharg sank on Wednesday after catching fire in the Gulf of Oman, but the crew were safely rescued, Iranian media reported. No further explanation was given for the latest incident in a region of sensitive waterways, where there have been accusations of attacks on ships owned by arch-enemies Iran andContinue reading “Iran’s biggest navy ship sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman – media”

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