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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Venice bans cruise ships to pr

Venice bans cruise ships to protect delicate canals and local ecosystems

Venice is an incredibly popular tourism destination, but in recent years, criticism from locals and environmentalists has prompted calls for the end of cruise lines in the city. Yesterday, the city officially banned large ships in its waters. According to Italian Culture Minister Dario Read More...

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These "flying" electric boats could save Venice from being engulfed by water

The romantic Italian city of Venice is slowly but surely sinking into the sea. While rising sea levels are partly to blame for this, there is a less commonly-known contributor to this issue called “moto ondoso,” also known as wake pollution. Wake pollution is caused by speeding motorboats Read More...

Venice’s iconic water limous

Venice’s iconic water limousines go hybrid for the environment

Venice has long been working toward a more sustainable balance of tourism and local life. As a city of nearly 120 small islands connected by aquatic thoroughfares, that work is inexorably tied to more efficient water transit. Among the most recent transportation modes to undergo a green upgrade are Read More...