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A new study finds IMO’s low-sulphur fuel mandate actually boosts dangerous black carbon emissions in the Arctic

A new study finds IMO’s low-sulphur fuel mandate actually boosts dangerous black carbon emissions...

The International Maritime Organization has mandated the use of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) in marine shipping starting January 1, 2020. This regulation...
IMO pushes back talks on limiting Arctic-warming black carbon emissions to 2020

IMO pushes back talks on limiting Arctic-warming black carbon emissions to 2020

The United Nations agency that oversees the shipping industry has pushed back plans to discuss putting limits on sooty exhaust that’s known to increase...
Finland president calls for Arctic Council to reduce black carbon emissions

Finland president calls for Arctic Council to reduce black carbon emissions

In a meeting Wednesday, Finland president Sauli Niinisto called on the Arctic Council to cut down on black carbon emissions in the region. According to...
Black Carbon, Trump, and America as an Arctic Nation: Juneau’s SAO Meeting

Black Carbon, Trump, and America as an Arctic Nation: Juneau’s SAO Meeting

As Senior Arctic Officials met in Juneau last week, trepidations about U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy engagement in the region and anxieties of address...
Squeaky-green cruise ship company says dead fish can breathe life into carbon-free goals

Squeaky-green cruise ship company says dead fish can breathe life into carbon-free goals

Norway’s Hurtigruten, operator of that country’s iconic coastal ferry and the world’s largest expedition cruise line, is hoping dead fish will prove a selling...
Years after fires in Alaska’s boreal forests, the soils beneath showed dramatic warmth and carbon loss

Years after fires in Alaska’s boreal forests, the soils beneath showed dramatic warmth and...

Two years after severe wildfires burned through the boreal forest of interior Alaska, the ground held heat but had lost two-thirds of its carbon,...
Norway’s wealth fund may blacklist firms over emissions, corruption risk

Norway’s wealth fund may blacklist firms over emissions, corruption risk

LYSAKER, Norway — The ethics watchdog for Norway's $900-billion sovereign wealth fund will recommend this year that the fund exclude or put on a watch...
Loopholes in a proposed Arctic HFO ban seriously weaken environmental protections, a new report says

Loopholes in a proposed Arctic HFO ban seriously weaken environmental protections, a new report...

A new report released on Thursday suggests that a recommended ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic would not go far enough, fast...
As Arctic ice melts, polluting ships stream into polar waters

As Arctic ice melts, polluting ships stream into polar waters

LONDON — As melting sea ice opens more of the Arctic to navigation, more ships are plying the loosely regulated polar waters, bringing increasing...
The IMO moves closer to an Arctic HFO ban — but with some exceptions

The IMO moves closer to an Arctic HFO ban — but with some exceptions

A week-long session of a key International Maritime Organization sub-committee in London ended Friday with some movement toward a ban on heavy fuel oil...