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Cruise Ships Win Anti-Environment Award for 2011 | Care2 Causes

Cruise Ships Win Anti-Environment Award for 2011 | Care2 Causes

The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) has announced their 2011 “Dinosaur of the Year” award. The Dino of the Year trophy goes to people or companies of public interest, intended to draw attention to “the most ridiculous statement or anachronistic decision in connection with Nature and the Environment.” This year’s dinosaurs are the cruise ship industry . The German-based NABU singled out cruise lines AIDA and TUI, based in Germany, as the representatives of their branch. NABU President Olaf Tschimpke claims cruise ships emit particle pollution equivalent to 5 million cars driving the same distance as the cruise ship travels. NABU notes in particular that there is money for every sort of convenience and luxury for guests on board, but no investment has been made in switching cruise ships from heavy fuel oil or outfitting the ships with particle filters, to r...

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