Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Environment

The $100 Billion Nightmare For Offshore Oil: Louisiana’s Sinking Coast

by Catherine Traywick (Bloomberg) From 5,000 feet up, it’s difficult to make out where Louisiana’s coastline used to be. But follow the skeletal remains of decades-old oil canals, and you...

August 17, 2016
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
offshore wind turbine
Environment

Could Offshore Wind Replace Nuclear Power?

by Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) Britain could scrap the 18 billion-pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point and get the same amount of electricity from offshore wind turbines for...

August 16, 2016
Total Views: 31

Environment

Deepwater Wind Readies For First Blow

by Joe Ryan (Bloomberg) Deepwater Wind LLC is on the verge of completing the first U.S. wind farm off the coast of the U.S., a milestone for an industry that...

August 16, 2016
Total Views: 18

Friday, August 12, 2016
Environment

Will California Approve Massive Offshore Wind Farm Project?

by Matt Weiser (The Guardian) The deep waters off the coast of California could become home to the country’s largest offshore wind energy project and a test case for a technology that...

August 12, 2016
Total Views: 30

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Ocean Power Technology's PowerBuoy
Environment

Green Energy Stock Skyrockets After Power-Generating Buoy Deployment

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. climbed to a 19-month high after installing its first power-generating buoy designed for commercial use, off the coast of New Jersey. Ocean Power gained 75 percent...

July 16, 2016
Total Views: 16

Sunday, July 10, 2016
waveroller tidal power plant
Environment

Alternative Ocean Power Moves Closer to ‘Bankability’

By Brian Parkin (Bloomberg) The two-century old dream of harnessing the power of the sea came closer to commercial reality after the European Investment Bank backed a Finnish company with...

July 10, 2016
Total Views: 23

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Hurricane Andrew Progression
Environment

Atlantic Hurricane Season: What to Expect In 2016

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) Colorado State University edged up its seasonal Atlantic hurricane forecast to 15, three more than in an average year. The new prediction is that six...

July 3, 2016
Total Views: 71

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Santa Barbara Oil Rig Chart
Environment

Environmental Group Halts Offshore Fracking In California

(Reuters) A conservation group said the federal government must stop approving offshore fracking from oil platforms in California’s Santa Barbara Channel under the settlement of a lawsuit it filed.  The...

February 6, 2016
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
NOAA Ocean Warming
Environment

Pacific Ocean Is Abnormally Warm But Don’t Panic Yet

The Pacific Ocean is warm. Very warm. Last week, NOAA‘s U.S. Climate Prediction Center announced temperatures reached 3 degrees Celsius (5.6 Fahrenheit) above normal in a key section of the Pacific called Nino...

December 1, 2015
Total Views: 9

Monday, November 30, 2015
Unloading Japanese Whaling Ship
Environment

Japan Resumes Whaling

by Lily Nonomiya  (Bloomberg) Japan plans to renew its research hunt for whales in the Antarctic, ending an almost two-year hiatus prompted by an international court ruling that its killing of...

November 30, 2015
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Monday, November 23, 2015
ocean-plastic floating debris
Environment

Biodegradable Plastics Don’t Work At Sea – Says New UN Study

“Don’t discard ‘Biodegradable’ plastics at sea” asks a new report from the United Nations because biodegradable plastics don’t disintegrate in the ocean. Complete degradation of biodegradable plastic occurs when none of the...

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 19

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Environment

Sea Shepherd Denied by US Supreme Court And Ordered To Pay Whalers Millions

The hard-line antiwhaling group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says it has agreed to pay US$2.55 million in damages for its continued obstruction of Japanese whaling vessels. The damages will be paid...

June 10, 2015
Total Views: 55

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Karpowership Electric Barge
Engineering News

Namibia Explorers Barge-Based Electric Power Plants

Namibia is exploring the option of using barges with power plants to help plug an electricity shortage that may reach 300 megawatts in the next two years, Finance Minister Calle...

June 9, 2015
Total Views: 15

Monday, June 8, 2015
Environment

China Targets Ship Emissions in War On Pollution

China is considering regulating emissions from boats and ships, the environment ministry said on Monday, as it tries to clamp down on pollution.

June 8, 2015
Total Views: 12

jan toschka shell
Engineering News

Shell’s Alexia S3 Offers Smooth Transition to Emissions Control Areas

Shipowners switching to low sulphur content fuels in line with their obligations in Emissions Control Areas have demanded confidence in the cylinder oils specified to lubricate their engines The shipping...

June 8, 2015
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Environment

NOAA Study Ties Deepwater Horizon Spill To Dolphin Deaths

NOAA’s “mortality event investigation team” has discovered that dead bottlenose dolphins, stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the start of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have lung and adrenal lesions consistent with...

June 2, 2015
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
uss texas bb-35
Blog

Naval Architects of Lore May Have Been Right After All

  [contextly_sidebar id=”eTQ4jKmGgaBM8winqn9iZ2ItZZwUju84″]Docked near the Houston ship channel in a bug infested estuary is the battleship USS Texas (BB-35), the world’s last remaining “dreadnought” afloat. After over 100 years after her launch...

May 26, 2015
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