- New global rules forcing ships to reduce air pollution by using cleaner fuels will see more sulfur and nitrates dumped into the oceans, analysts and civil society leaders say.
- From January 2020, the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) will ban ships from using fuels with a sulfur content above 0.5%, compared with 3.5% now.
- Worldwide compliance with the rules is expected to be almost 100%, and the change has rapt the oil, shipping and refining industries.
- Going overboard? Shipping rules seen shifting pollution from air to sea (Reuters: Oct 21, 2019 at 11:59 AM)