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Using Container Spills to Understand Ocean Currents

Published May 16, 2021 2:38 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Andrew Turner] The blocking of the Suez Canal in March by the megaship Ever Given delayed over 200 vessels laden with thous...

What Are the "Internal Waves" That May Have Sunk the Sub Nanggala?

Published May 10, 2021 12:55 AM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Callum Shakespeare] Last week might have been the first time you ever heard of “internal waves” - the phen...

Did an Unlikely Ocean Crossing Give Rise to Human Evolution?

Published Apr 29, 2021 6:20 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Nicholas R. Longrich] Humans evolved in Africa, along with chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys. But primates themselves...

How Container Ships Got so Big, and Why They're Causing Problems

Published Apr 1, 2021 10:41 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

[By Evangelos Boulougouris] The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal by a megaship named Ever Given came to an end on March...

What Will it Take to Meet the White House's Offshore Wind Targets?

Published Mar 31, 2021 9:25 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Government

[By Erin Baker and Matthew Lackner] The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines oper...

Lessons Learned From the Suez Canal Shutdown

Published Mar 30, 2021 1:57 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

For a week the world was gripped by the extraordinary sight of a massive container ship that had run aground in the Suez Canal in...

Op-Ed: Fish-Farming is Cheaper and More Sustainable in Fresh Water

Published Mar 28, 2021 9:04 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Ben Belton, Dave Little and Wenbo Zhang] A tidal wave of interest is building in farming the seas. It’s part of a&nbs...

How Fishermen Could Lead Stock Conservation Efforts

Published Mar 14, 2021 2:20 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Government

[By Paul J. B. Hart] Cornish pilchard fishers are under constant pressure to make a catch and earn money. They use great skill...

Why Your Recycled Plastic May End Up in the Ocean

Published Mar 7, 2021 12:26 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Monique Retamal, Elsa Dominish, Nick Florin and Rachael Wakefield-Rann] We all know it’s wrong to toss your rubbish i...

Where Does Plastic Go When it Enters the Ocean?

Published Feb 28, 2021 6:36 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

Of the hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic waste we produce each year, it’s estimated that around ten million tonnes e...

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