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Protesters say no to cruise ships crossing St Mark’s Basin in Venice

Travel Blackboard  Protesters clashed with riot police during the blockade of Venice’s Cruise Port last weekend, with the three days of protests organised by Venetians and environmentalists, who are opposed to cruise ships crossing the St Mark’s Basin, with many vessels much taller than anything in Venice, where the tallest buildings are four or five stories high. With opposition mounting ...

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Mir stinkt’s! Schluss mit den krank machenden Abgasen der Kreuzfahrtindustrie

Ungeniert pusten uns die Ozeanriesen von AIDA und Co. ungefilterte Luft um die Nasen: die Abgase der Kreuzfahrtschiffe machen krank, schaden der Umwelt und heizen unnötig dem Klima ein. Dabei gibt es Alternativen, Stickoxid-Katalysatoren und Rußfilter. Doch die Reedereien investieren lieber in Golfanlagen oder Brauereien an Bord. Damit muss Schluss sein! Der NABU macht daher beim Hamburger Hafengeburtstag mit einer ...

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The Coming Death of Venice?

Fortunately, the €1.5 billion investment will probably not be found, but if it is, the City Council of Venice will be giving permission in July for an 820-foot-high skyscraper (130 feet taller than the Tour Montparnasse in Paris) to be built on the mainland behind Venice, about six miles from St. Mark’s Square. The mayor, Giorgio Orsoni, assures us that ...

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June 7-8-9 – Big international and national mobilization

Cruise ships are floating major works. Unsustainable. Polluting. Devastating for our territory. In Venice we are building a three-days mobilization along with all the committees, national and international, who struggle against great works and devastating environmental impact. June 7-8-9  –  Big international and national mobilization   Cruise ships are floating major works. Unsustainable. Polluting. Devastating for our territory. In Venice ...

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Venice imposes short Grand Canal boat ban

BBC news – The city of Venice has imposed its first ever ban on motorboats, launches and barges on one of its main waterways. Almost all the usual traffic was cleared from the Grand Canal for several hours. The aim was to draw attention to the city’s environmental problems, and help make the case for more ecologically-sound forms of water ...

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