WikiGreen

We risk environmental catastrophes by ignoring what we put into the oceans. 

WikiGreen aims to shine light into the depths of this ignorance.

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Our editorial panel includes shipping and coatings industry professionals, academic researchers specialising in the marine environment, and journalists.

We verify information independently before publication.

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Ballast Water Convention moves one step closer

Agreement by the Government of Peru to accede to the International Maritime Organisation’s Ballast Water Convention has brought the regulations to the brink of implementation.

The Convention is intended to limit the transport of invasive species in ship’s ballast… Continue reading

Hong Kong to adopt Anti-Fouling Convention

The Kong Kong Government of Hong Kong plans to implement the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships (AFS Convention), according to a note published to ship owners, operators, masters, classification societies and shipbuilders.

The Anti-Fouling… Continue reading

Diuron factsheet

Published in Pesticides News No. 67, March 2005

Diuron is a common ‘booster biocide’ in anti-fouling paints.

“Diuron is a non-selective herbicide mainly used to control weeds on hard surfaces. Its principal breakdown product 3,4-dichloroaniline is more toxic… Continue reading