The Ocean Network: Oceanographers enable a high speed connection to the mysteries of the deep sea

By Captain Patrick Donovan, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, University of Washington   As mariners we encounter them all the time... a yellow buoy, a white ship, the daily routine of transmitting weather observations.  They are references to scientific research taking place in our world, a world habitually focused on trade, commerce, profit, and loss. Sometimes unnoticed, the … [Read more...]

Hess LNG withdraws from Rhode Island, opposition claims LNG would risk “tearing up our waterways”

Last month, Hess Energy announced that they will be withdrawing plans for an LNG facility in Fall River, Massachusetts. Many opponents of the facility boasted a victory to the state, claiming that the facility would have been an environmental nightmare. According to a former Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch, ships delivering LNG would risk “tearing up our … [Read more...]