Latest Marine water pollution News

Carnival pledges steps ongoing to curb ocean pollution

Jul. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. executives pledged anew Friday that steps are being taken to curb ocean pollution, which was the subject of a recent $20 million federal penalty imposed because of continued environmental violations. Carnival outlined some of those steps at a hearing before a pair of skeptical...

No swimming: Toxic bacteria afflicts Mississippi coast

Jun. 26, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — An outbreak of toxic bacteria is ruining some beach plans in Mississippi, where authorities are warning people not to swim or eat seafood from polluted coastal waters. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality released a list of 10 closed beaches in two of the three...

Scientists on Madeira see new 'plasticrust' sea pollution

Jun. 25, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they're calling it "plasticrust." Scientists working in Madeira, a volcanic Portuguese island off northwest Africa, have found small patches of what looks like melted plastic encrusted on rocks...