Friday, February 10, 2017
Environment

Wärtsilä joins Seabin Project in the battle against ocean plastics

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with the Seabin Project to join their global pilot programme, which addresses the worldwide littering problem affecting our oceans. The project...

February 10, 2017
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Tug Boat With Water Giant Bag
Environment

Towing Giant Bags of Water To Fight Drought

(Bloomberg) Auke Piek, a 44-year-old Dutch engineer, says he has a solution to the Caribbean’s worst drought in half a century — and it lies hundreds of miles away in...

November 26, 2016
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Friday, October 28, 2016
File photo of Adelie penguins standing atop ice near the French station at Dumont díUrville in East Antarctica
Defense

Antarctic Ocean To Host Worlds Largest Marine Sanctuary

By Colin Packham (Reuters) Twenty-four countries and the European Union agreed on Friday to create the world’s largest marine park in the Antarctic Ocean, covering a massive 1.55 million square...

October 28, 2016
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Offshore Wind Turbines At Sea
Environment

Copenhagen Fund Buys Offshore Wind Lease in U.S.

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg) Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners K/S acquired Offshore MW LLC, a U.S.-based company that owns an offshore wind energy lease by the east coast near Massachusetts. The area is 675...

August 28, 2016
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Friday, August 26, 2016
Floating_BlueTEC Texel tidal energy platform
Environment

SPOTD: A Creative Spark Moored At Sea

Today’eo Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) features the BlueTEC Texel tidal energy platform. Taking just six months from the drawing board to realisation, the BlueTEC Texel tidal energy platform...

August 26, 2016
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Papah?naumoku?kea marine reserve
Defense

Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve Off Hawaii

By Roberta Rampton (Reuters) U.S. President Barack Obama will dramatically expand the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii on Friday, the White House said, an action that...

August 26, 2016
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Institute of Cetacean Research sea shepherd
Environment

Sea Shepherd’s Sea Lawyers Back And Fill On Promise To Stop Harassing Whalers

gCaptain Note: On Tuesday gCaptain published an article titled “Sea Shepherd Claims It Will Stay Away From Japan Whaling Ships“… the original title of that article (written by Bloomberg) didn’t...

August 25, 2016
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Block Island wind farm project
Environment

Offshore Windfarming: GE Summons Enron’s Ghost

by Rick Clough (Bloomberg) Blade by blade, General Electric Co. is building part of its future a few miles off the Rhode Island coast, turning a one-time piece of Enron...

August 25, 2016
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Environment

Is It Time For The UK To Get Behind Offshore Wind?

by Phillip Inman (TheGuardian) Cancelling the planned new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point will be a huge victory for the offshore wind industry. The word from inside No 10...

August 20, 2016
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Friday, August 19, 2016
Environment

Ocean Hosts World’s Largest Migration

by Oliver Milman (TheGuardian) The largest migration on Earth is very rarely seen by human eyes, yet it happens every day. Billions of marine creatures ascend from as far as 2km below the...

August 19, 2016
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Environment

China Is Hungry & Her Oceans Are Empty

  By Adam Minter (Bloomberg) On Wednesday, Indonesia celebrated its Independence Day with a bang — blowing up several Chinese boats that had been caught fishing illegally in its waters and impounded. China doesn’t dispute Indonesia’s...

August 18, 2016
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msc-navy-green-ship
Environment

Where Is The US Navy Going to Get Enough BioFuel To Power Half The Fleet? Australian

by Brian Parkin (Bloomberg) The U.S. accepted Australia’s offer to supply biofuel for its Asia-Pacific fleet, advancing the U.S. Navy’s goal of getting half its power from renewables by 2020....

August 18, 2016
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
bulk carrier Los Llanitos aground
Accidents

Hard Aground – Abandoned Ship Threatens Mexican Coast

The bulk carrier “M/V Los Llanitos” is breaking apart and close to sinking off the Pacific coast of Mexico. For almost nine months she has been stranded on rocks nearby...

August 17, 2016
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Chilean salmon fish farm
Environment

With Record Antibiotic Use Are Salmon Farms Brewing Superbugs?

By Allison Guy (Oceana) In a bid to combat an epidemic fish disease, last year Chile’s aquaculture industry doused its salmon with 557 metric tons of antibiotics — a record...

August 17, 2016
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Environment

Google To Track Commercial Fishing Vessels

By Alex Whiting (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Anyone with internet access and a passion for seafood will soon be able to track commercial fishing trawlers all over the world, with...

August 17, 2016
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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
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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
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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: 22

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
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