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News|Times of San Diego
Port Sets 2030 Goals for More Breathable Air Via Maritime Clean Air Strategy
October 15, 2021 — The Port of San Diego board has approved a policy intended to help the agency identify projects and initiatives to improve health through cleaner air around San Diego Bay.
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News|The Guardian
Ships backed up outside US ports pumping out pollutants as they idle
October 15, 2021 — The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, two of the nation’s busiest, create more than 100 tons a day of smog that choke local communities.
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News|Splash 247
Ikea called out for its role in shipping emissions
October 7, 2021 — Climate activists are demanding Dutch-based homeware giant Ikea to transition to zero-emissions cargo shipping vessels by 2030.
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News|The Guardian
Global shipping is a big emitter, the industry must commit to drastic action before it is too late
September 20, 2021 — Last week three Pacific Island states – the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands – officially asked the IMO to drastically scale up its ambition for decarbonising the shipping sector.
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News|ShippingWatch
Ikea: Shipping plays a vital role in reaching climate neutrality in 2030
September 17, 2021 — As one of the major US importers, Ikea shares part of the responsibility for carbons emissions from the container fleet, as established by a recent report. Sea freight is important for our carbon plans, Ikea tells ShippingWatch.
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News|Splash 247
Søren Toft vows MSC will be net zero by 2050
September 16, 2021 — Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has gone on the record to publicly state for the first time its intention to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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News|Cronkite News
Zero-Emission Shipping | Cronkite News
September 9, 2021 — The demand for everything Amazon delivers only seems to grow, but environmental activists are demanding use of zero-emission shipping to reduce the impact of transportation on our air and oceans.
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News|Splash247
Climate activists call out Amazon’s ship pollution
September 1, 2021 — Climate activists with the Ship It Zero coalition gathered near major American ports on Tuesday, as part of two separate events demanding that retail giant Amazon transitions to zero-emissions cargo shipping vessels.
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News|Energy Moniter
Campaigners call for retail shipping to commit to zero emissions by 2030
August 20, 2021 — The US retail sector should urgently begin its transition to zero-emissions shipping by 2030, says a report from Stand.earth and Pacific Environment.
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News|Los Angeles Times
Letters to the Editor: Diesel pollution is killing port area residents. Why isn’t this an emergency?
August 19, 2021 — Pollution from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is not just choking Southern California; it is killing the residents of the fence-line communities around the ports. We are in a public health emergency, but no one is responding to it as such.
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News|Forbes
Retailers’ Dirty Secret: Emissions In Shipping Freight
August 9, 2021 — Retailers are touting their ambitious emissions targets. Yet just getting their products across the ocean creates more greenhouse-gas emissions than all 2 billion of America’s cars and truck combined. Retailers (and manufacturers) can expect to face increasing pressures to monitor and manage their maritime freight emissions.
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News|Salon
What’s the true cost of shipping all your junk across the ocean?
July 31, 2021 — Walmart and other retail giants import millions of goods on polluting cargo ships.
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News|GreenBiz
Why Walmart, Target, Amazon and Ikea need greener ships
July 27, 2021 — Why 'net zero' retailers should lead the push for greener shipping practices.
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News|Grist
What’s the true cost of shipping all your junk across the ocean?
July 27, 2021 — Walmart and other retail giants import millions of goods on polluting cargo ships.
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News|Treehugger
These 15 US Retailers Have the Worst Cargo Shipping Footprint
July 27, 2021 — When Ikea announced 100% electric home delivery in certain cities and Amazon started working toward zero-emission deliveries, they both got a decent amount of credit. The same goes for Walmart installing electric vehicle chargers or Target’s embrace of circular design. Yet while these retailers might all be taking some substantive steps toward mitigating emissions, there’s still a sizable, ocean-going elephant in the room. And that elephant smells like bunker fuel.
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News|Nation of Change
New report reveals top 15 retail giants that contribute most to climate crisis through fossil-fuel-powered shipping
July 22, 2021 — A new report revealed the top 15 retail giants impacting the environment and public health. According to the report, the retail companies’ manufacturing and transport choices are “damning.”
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News|Business Insider
Walmart, Target, and Amazon are among the biggest corporate polluters thanks to overseas shipping
July 22, 2021 — A new report from Pacific Environment and Stand.earth reveals 15 major corporations that emit as much climate pollution from overseas shipping as 1.5 million American homes.
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News|BusinessGreen
‘Shady ships’: Why ‘net zero’ retailers should lead the push for greener shipping practices
July 22, 2021 — Analysis of the shipping impact of major US retailers finds 15 companies are responsible for as much sulphur oxide, nitrous oxide, and particulate matter pollution as tens of millions of vehicles.
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News|Bunkerspot
Americas: New Study Draws Link Between Retailers and Shipping Emissions
July 22, 2021 — NGOs Pacific Environment and Stand.earth claim that their newly-published Shady Ships report is the first study to ‘quantify the environmental and public health impacts’ of American retailers’ ‘reliance on overseas manufacturing and fossil-fueled, transoceanic shipping’.
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News|American Shipper
Environmental groups take aim at retail giants as ocean freight polluters
July 22, 2021 — Report cites 15 top retailers as bad actors in sustainability efforts.
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News|CleanTechnica
Top 15 U.S. Retailers Created More Pollution From Shipping Than 1.5 Million American Homes
July 21, 2021 — The top 15 U.S. retailers were responsible for as much climate pollution in 2019, from their shipping alone, as the energy used to power 1.5 million American homes, a report released Monday by Pacific Environment finds.
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News|The Verge
Walmart, Ikea, and Amazon have a dirty shipping problem
July 20, 2021 — New report identifies the biggest corporate culprits of maritime emissions.
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News|GIZMODO
The Hidden Toll of Shipping
July 20, 2021 — A new report tracks just how much shipping-related emissions retailers like Walmart, Ikea, Amazon, and Target are responsible for.
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News|Splash
Walmart tops retail list of American maritime import polluters
July 20, 2021 — Liners, already feeling the heat from their major clients to slash their carbon footprint, will likely get more urgent calls following the release today of a report highlighting which retail chains are polluting the most in America thanks to their shipping choices.
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News|electrek
EGEB: These 15 US retailers’ ship imports pollute as much as 3 coal plants annually
July 20, 2021 — As the result of using fossil-fueled ships to import their goods into the US, just 15 retailers emitted as much shipping pollution as the equivalent of 1.5 million US homes, according to a study released today from environmental organizations Pacific Environment and Stand.earth.
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News|Fast Company
These 15 companies have the biggest footprint from cargo shipping
July 20, 2021 — A new report digs into which companies generate the most emissions from hauling their products across the ocean on polluting ships.
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News|The New York Times
Tasked to Fight Climate Change, A Secretive U.N. Agency Does The Opposite
June 3, 2021 — Behind closed doors, shipbuilders and miners can speak on behalf of governments while regulating an industry that pollutes as much as all of America’s coal plants.
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News|GreenBiz
Zero-carbon fuels and marine shipping: Both a will and a way?
May 25, 2021 — The marine shipping sector consumes around 10 quadrillion British thermal units (Btus) of fuel and emits 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.
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News|Ship & Bunker
IKEA Rejects LNG For Shipping
May 12, 2021 — Furniture company IKEA, a major user of shipping, has rejected the use of LNG as a marine fuel.
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News|GCaptain
Shipping Industry Pushes for ‘Market-Based Measures’ to Help Achieve Decarbonization Targets
April 21, 2021 — Several of the world’s major shipping organizations are calling on world leaders to urgently examine the role of so-called market-based measures (MBMs) to ensure ambitious decarbonization targets are met across the entire global shipping industry.
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News|BusinessGreen
Shipping industry emissions keep on climbing, new IMO data reveals
March 24, 2021 — New figures show that significant improvements in carbon intensity have been made since 2012, although these have slowed in recent years.
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News|Reuters
Shipping groups tap algortithms to cut carbon emissions
March 3, 2021 — Leading shipping group Maersk Tankers is investing tens of millions of dollars in digital technology to speed up cuts in carbon emissions across the industry, its chief executive told Reuters.
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News|MIC
A new report says Amazon is polluting the oceans with 22 million pounds of plastics per year
December 15, 2020 — Our oceans are filling up with plastic. Between 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tons of the stuff enter the waterways each year, disrupting the ecosystem, littering beaches, and killing countless sea-dwelling creatures.
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News|The New York Times
Natural Gas Won’t Decarbonize Shipping, But The Fuel Is Here To Stay
February 4, 2020 — Investments in LNG-powered ships are growing despite debate over the impact gas will have on the environment.
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News|Fast Company
How Amazon plans to make half its shipments carbon-neutral by 2030
February 21, 2019 — Though the company denies it, its new goal comes after pressure from workers and shareholders to do something about its huge carbon footprint.
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