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Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping- Science

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The next time you buy clothes, do not just spare a thought for the workers who sewed your garment. Also consider the international crew who spent lonely months without Internet or phone on the container ship that brought it to you. Consider the invasive species that the container ship brought with it, the pollution that is caused through use of the cheapest fuels available, and the dangers to sea life from engine noise, shipwrecks, and containers lost at sea. The picture that emerges from Freightened is one of environmental havoc wrought in the name of cheap production.