The MSC Magnifica cruise ship in the Saint Mark Basin in Venice, Italy. Photo: Reuters The MSC Magnifica cruise ship in the Saint Mark Basin in Venice, Italy. Photo: Reuters
The MSC Magnifica cruise ship in the Saint Mark Basin in Venice, Italy. Photo: Reuters
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Fragile Venice lagoon still at risk even after decree diverting cruise ships, activists say

  • The Italian Cabinet passed a decree this week calling for a public tender of ideas to create a new docking port ‘outside the protected waters of the lagoon’
  • The fragile Italian canal city depends on tourism, but opponents of cruise ships say the boats are too large for Venice, cause pollution and threaten the lagoon’s ecosystem

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The MSC Magnifica cruise ship in the Saint Mark Basin in Venice, Italy. Photo: Reuters The MSC Magnifica cruise ship in the Saint Mark Basin in Venice, Italy. Photo: Reuters
The MSC Magnifica cruise ship in the Saint Mark Basin in Venice, Italy. Photo: Reuters
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