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Cruise Ship Pollution - Cruise ships have been described as "floating cities" and like cities, they have a lot of pollution problems. Their per capita pollution is actually often worse than a city of the same population, due to weak pollution control laws, lax enforcement, and the difficulty of detecting illegal discharges at sea. In addition to producing and releasing waste products, cruise ships can also have considerable damage to surrounding ecosystems due to their sheer size. Read the full article to learn more!

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Enhancing Social Impact Assessment in Coastal Communities: A Call for Equity and Community Engagement

Current marine development practices, particularly in the United Kingdom, inadequately address the diverse social impacts on coastal communities. A new report underscores the need for enhanced social impact assessment and community participation frameworks across marine sectors, advocating for better recognition and equitable distribution of benefits amidst offshore activities. Learn more from University of Exeter.
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