Tag: Pollution

Ship It Zero Calls Maersk’s 2040 Pledge a ‘Necessary Step’ Towards Zero Emissions Cargo Shipping
January 13, 2022 — Ship It Zero coalition members Stand.earth and Pacific Environment say Maersk’s decision to aim for net zero climate emissions by 2040 – 10 years earlier than its initial target date– is an ‘industry-leading commitment’ but they have expressed concern that the shipping giant’s 2030 goals rely on offsets.
News|The Guardian
‘Warehouses in their backyards’: when Amazon expands, these communities pay the price
December 10, 2021 — The neighborhood is one of hundreds across the US where Amazon’s dramatic expansion has set in motion huge commercial operations. Residents near the new warehouses say they face increased air pollution from trucks and vans, more dangerous streets for kids walking or biking and other quality-of-life issues such as clogged traffic and near-constant noise.
News|NBC News
As 100 ships idle offshore, California communities see rise in toxic pollutants
October 28, 2021 — Together, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are responsible for about 40 percent of the country’s imports. Now, cargo ships are being forced to wait offshore for an average of 10 days as increased consumer spending, labor shortages, and other issues brought on or worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic continue to impact supply chains and cause slowdowns.