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November 2, 2017 7:15 AM With China flexing muscle in seas, India guards all entry, exit points of Indian Ocean: Navy chief

With China flexing its muscle in the seas, India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba has said. India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean - one of the most militarised regions of the world with at least 100 warships, including those of the Chinese People's Liberation 154

October 31, 2017 12:01 AM Feds to ban 'blight' of abandoned boats, bring in penalties for owners

Individuals could be fined $300K and spend 6 months in jail; corporations to face maximum $6M fine There will be no more free passes for boat owners who dump dirty, old hulks in Canadian harbours and waterways. Transport Minister Marc Garneau's new Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act, introduced Monday in the House of Commons, would make it illegal 27

September 15, 2017 7:10 AM Kenya’s plastic bags ban praised

Such an initiative will contribute greatly to efforts to protect the planet's oceans while helping prevent flooding caused by clogged storm drains, the Times said in an editorial titled "Follow Kenya's Lead on Plastic Bags". The leading US newspaper pointed specifically to the “flying toilets” that clog trenches leading to the Nairobi River. The Times 32

September 14, 2017 6:13 PM Tiny seahorse is a ‘sewage surfer’ in disturbing photo up for an award

A photograph of a tiny seahorse clinging to a discarded Q-tip is a powerful statement on the pollution in our oceans and has a California-based photographer nominated for Wildlife Photographer of the Year. "It's a photo that I wish didn't exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it," Justin Hofman wrote in an Instagram post. Hofman was snorkeling 7

September 9, 2017 1:00 AM Bangkok Environmental Summit Hits on Natural Resources & Pollution

The first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment opened in Bangkok this week with a call for governments in the region to forge a transformative alliance that will drive forward an innovative, productive, resource efficient low carbon and pollution free economy as a means to deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. High-level 12

August 28, 2017 6:32 AM Kenya bans plastic bags, may fine violators up to $38 000

Nairobi - A ban on plastic bags came into force Monday in Kenya and those found in violation of the ban could be given a maximum fine of US $38 000 or serve a four-year jail term. The ban applies to the use, manufacture, and importation of plastics and gives a minimum fine of about $17 000 or two years imprisonment, according to Kenyan government. Exemptions 6

August 27, 2017 9:05 PM As initiative kicks in, are Kenyans headed back to ‘kiondo’ life?

When the clock strikes midnight on Monday, August 28, 2017, it will be illegal to handle, use, sell or distribute plastics bags anywhere in Kenya. This follows a decision early this year by the Government to ban the manufacture, importation and use of polythene bags. The ban was contained in a Kenya Gazette notice by Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu 7

August 23, 2017 8:28 AM Commander Of Navy's 7th Fleet Dismissed After Series Of Ship Mishaps

Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Scott Swift answers questions on Tuesday during a news conference with the USS John S. McCain and USS America docked in the background at Singapore's Changi naval base. Ten sailors were reported missing on Monday when the McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters. U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin 11

June 7, 2017 11:05 PM Asian nations make plastic oceans promise

Nations responsible for much of the world's ocean plastic pollution have promised to start cleaning up their act. At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines said they would work to keep plastics out of the seas. Some of the promises are not yet formalised and environmentalists say the measures proposed are not nearly 4

May 24, 2017 12:42 PM Pirates seize Iranian fishing boat off Somalia

Nairobi - Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing boat and taken it to a port in the north of the country, a watchdog group said on Wednesday. The ocean-going dhow with a crew of up to 20 was seized by pirates off Qandala in the semi-autonomous Puntland region on Tuesday, said John Steed, regional manager for Oceans Beyond Piracy, a US-based 6