Latest Marine water pollution News

Divers identify broken pipeline as source of Gulf oil spill

Sep. 05, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divers at the site of an ongoing oil spill that appeared in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida have identified the apparent source as one-foot diameter pipeline displaced from a trench on the ocean floor and broken open. Talos Energy, the...

Countries take steps toward curbing plastic waste in oceans

Sep. 02, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An intergovernmental conference has taken early steps toward drawing up an agreement to curb plastic pollution and marine litter around the world, which can choke off sea life, harm food safety and coastal tourism, and contribute to climate change. A draft...

Gibraltar nabs cannabis worth $18M after pursuit at sea

Aug. 18, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Gibraltar seized 2.6 metric tons of cannabis resin with a street value of 15 million euros ($18 million) after a boat carrying the illicit substance rammed a Customs vessel during a high-speed chase at sea, officials said on Wednesday. ...

Russian investigators probe big Black Sea oil spill

Aug. 12, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top criminal investigation agency on Thursday probed an oil spill off the country's Black Sea coast that appeared hugely bigger than initially reported. The spill occurred over the weekend at the oil terminal in Yuzhnaya Ozereyevka near the port...

Russia: Black Sea oil spill much bigger than first thought

Aug. 11, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Wednesday opened a criminal probe into an oil spill off the country's Black Sea coast that appeared to be far bigger than initially expected and left traces of pollution along the scenic coastline. The spill occurred over the weekend...

Israel plans to tax disposable plastic in bid to reduce use

Jul. 19, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's government Monday put forward a plan to double taxes on single-use plastics in a bid to reduce the proliferation of the environmentally harmful products. The Finance and Environmental Protection Ministries said in a joint statement that...

Judge says Maui must get Clean Water Act permit for effluent

Jul. 16, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A federal judge ruled Maui County must get permits to operate injection wells that environmental groups said are polluting the ocean. Several environmental groups filed a lawsuit in 2012 over the injection wells, saying effluent from the Lahaina...

Hometown Brits, Aussies look for SailGP rebound in Plymouth

Jul. 16, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

The SailGP global road show touches down in Old Blighty this weekend, giving Britain’s Paul Goodison the opportunity to race in front of home crowds for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics. The regatta on Plymouth Sound will also give Australia’s Tom...

Colorado to ban single-use plastic bags in 2024

Jul. 07, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will ban single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers in 2024 under a law signed by Gov. Jared Polis. Colorado Politics reports the law signed Tuesday allows retail stores to use up their inventory by June 1, 2024 and to charge...