Latest Marine water pollution News

Barge bound for Alaska runs aground in British Columbia

Nov. 13, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — No injuries were reported and there was no marine pollution when a barge headed to Alaska grounded near Vancouver Island, officials said. The Nana Provider owned by Alaska Marine Lines ran aground on Quadra Island around 8 p.m. Saturday, The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday....

Pacific bird refuge struggles as ocean garbage patch grows

Nov. 7, 2019 3:26 PM EST

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life. But on the ground, there's a different scene:...

Israeli robotics delegation to Dubai marks warming Gulf ties

Nov. 6, 2019 11:51 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted the country's triumphant teen delegation to the unofficial "Robotics Olympics" on Wednesday after its groundbreaking visit to Dubai, giving public expression to the growing, and increasingly open, relations between Israel and the United...

Brazil says oil traces from spill reached marine park

Nov. 2, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil says small amounts of oil from a spill along the northeast coast have reached a national marine park. Naval and environmental officials said Saturday that oil traces were removed from Santa Barbara Island in the Abrolhos park in the state of Bahia. Santa Barbara is among five...

Dubai displays tech reputation with global robotics contest

Nov. 1, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seeking to bolster its image as a forward-looking metropolis, Dubai hosted the largest-ever international robotics contest this week, challenging young people from 190 countries to find solutions to global ocean pollution. Event organizers say their selection of Dubai as...

Brazil fears oil spill could reach coral reef, readies ships

Oct. 29, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Navy said Tuesday it is preparing for the possibility that an oil spill reaches one of the country's largest coral reef systems, amid public outcry regarding the government's early response to the spill. Adm. Leonardo Puntel said three ships are already onsite at the reef...

Brazil: No bids received for oil fields near coral reef

Oct. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government has failed to auction four oil fields located near one of the nation's biggest coral reef systems. Seventeen companies participated in the 36-block auction held Thursday by the Brazilian Petroleum Agency, which auctioned off a third of the areas for more than...

Carnival execs back in court on ocean pollution case

Oct. 2, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Top Carnival Corp. executives are due back in court to explain what the world's largest cruise line is doing to reduce ocean pollution. A hearing is set Wednesday in Miami federal court for an update on what steps Carnival is taking. Chairman Micky Arison, who also owns the Miami Heat, and CEO...

Oil spills reach more than 100 regions of Brazil's coast

Sep. 26, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's main environmental agency said Thursday it has detected 105 crude oil spills from an undetermined source polluting the waters of the country's northeast coast this month. The Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources said state oil company Petrobras...

'We're all in big trouble': Climate panel sees a dire future

Sep. 25, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic and losing oxygen, the Intergovernmental Panel on...