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New Technology Needed to Commercialize Floating Offshore Wind

[By Susan Gourvenec] Since 2010, wind energy has seen sustained growth worldwide, with the amount of energy generated by offsho...

Op-Ed: Selective Retreat from Trade with China Makes Sense for America

[By Amitrajeet A. Batabyal] Trade tensions and mistrust are escalating between the U.S. and China. Behind the headlines and po...

Despite Pandemic, Smugglers are Moving Huge Amounts of Contraband

[By Alexander Kupatadze] On July 1, Italian police made the largest amphetamine seizure in the world. At the port of Salerno, j...

Most of Colombia's Northbound Cocaine Isn't Headed for America

[By Kendra McSweeney] The Amazon Prime Video series “ZeroZeroZero” shows U.S. viewers an accurate picture...

Marine Life Trapped in Antarctic Ice Helps Solve an Ice Age Puzzle

[By Chris Turney and Chris Fogwill] Evidence of minute amounts of marine life in an ancient Antarctic ice sheet helps explain a...

How COVID-19 Could Make Maritime Piracy Worse

By The Conversation 07-05-2020 11:19:09

Posted in: Piracy

In early April, eight armed raiders boarded the container ship Fouma as it entered the port of Guayaquil, Ecuador. They fired warn...

Record Temperatures and Record Low Sea Ice in Siberian Arctic

[By Mark Serreze] The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first da...

Study: Southern Ocean is One of the Most Pristine Places on Earth

[By Kathryn Moore, Jun Uetake and Thomas Hill] The Southern Ocean is a vast band of open water that encircles the entire planet...

Op-Ed: Recovering Titanic's Radio Would Create a Dangerous Precedent

[By Helen Farr and Fraser Sturt] The RMS Titanic’s Marconi radio was last used to make distress calls from the North Atla...

Advanced Cyclone Forecasting is Saving Thousands of Lives

[By Hannah Cloke] On May 18, a massive tropical cyclone with sustained winds of nearly 150 miles per hour was barrelling across...

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