IMO urged to act on Black Carbon emissions:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: With Arctic summer ice reaching its 12th lowest ever extent, the Clean Arctic Alliance has called for urgent cuts to black carbon emissions from shipping, ahead of the 77th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting (MEPC 77) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in November.   …

Open-loop scrubber usage in ships

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Open-loop scrubber usage in ships What to study? For Prelims: Exhaust scrubbers and about MARPOL. For Mains: Sulphur pollution, concerns, challenges and ways to address them. Context: According to GlobalData, a data and analytics company, there has been a huge increase in the use of …