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Unprecedented Shipping Disruptions Reshaping Global Trade, UN Report Warns

3/2/2024

By Mike Schuler. The recent attacks on Red Sea shipping coupled with existing geopolitical and climate-related challenges are reshaping global trade routes with the potential for major economic and environmental implications. This is according to a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), titled “Navigating… SEE MORE

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Meet the Divers trying to figure out how deep humans can go

3/1/2024

By Samantha Schuyler. Two hundred thirty meters into one of the deepest underwater caves on Earth, Richard “Harry” Harris knew that not far ahead of him was a 15-meter drop leading to a place no human being had seen before. Getting there had taken two helicopters, three weeks of test… SEE MORE

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Getting back to business

2/29/2024

By Paul Molyneaux. Putting the coast of Maine back together will take know-how and patience. After two back-to-back, record-breaking storms in Maine, there may not be any getting back to normal. According to a webinar offered by the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine, normal is over. The Gulf of Maine has risen 7.5… SEE MORE

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Plastics in the Ocean: How They Get There, Their Impacts, and Our Solutions

2/28/2024

By blog.marinedebris.noaa.gov. Marine debris is a pervasive problem facing our ocean and Great Lakes. Of all the trash that ends up in these important water bodies, plastics are the most common. This week, we’re exploring the problem of plastics in our ocean and the solutions that are making a difference. Globally, we… SEE MORE

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Scientists Discover The Anatomy Behind The Songs of Baleen Whales

2/27/2024

By Will Dunham. WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – It is one of Earth’s most haunting sounds – the “singing” of baleen whales like the humpback, heard over vast distances in the watery realm. Now scientists have finally figured out how these filter-feeding marine mammals do it. Baleen whales – a group that includes the… SEE MORE

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NASA Climate Satellite Blasts off to Survey Oceans and Atmosphere of a Warming Earth

2/26/2024

By Jonathan Watts. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest climate satellite rocketed into orbit Thursday to survey the world’s oceans and atmosphere in never-before-seen detail. SpaceX launched the Pace satellite on its $948 million mission before dawn, with the Falcon rocket heading south over the Atlantic to achieve a… SEE MORE

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Atlantic Ocean Circulation Nearing ‘Devastating’ Tipping Point, Study Finds

2/25/2024

By Jonathan Watts. The circulation of the Atlantic Ocean is heading towards a tipping point that is “bad news for the climate system and humanity”, a study has found. The scientists behind the research said they were shocked at the forecast speed of collapse once the point is reached, although… SEE MORE

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Alaska Senator Introduces New Bill to Strengthen Coastal Workforce, Fisheries, and Infrastructure

2/24/2024

By Carli Stewart. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced the Working Waterfront Act, legislation that includes more than a dozen provisions aimed at boosting the workforce, energy and shoreside infrastructure, food security, and economies of coastal communities in Alaska and across the country. The bill will also support efforts to mitigate… SEE MORE