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Sunday, October 15, 2023
On board the Antarctic expedition that reveals dramatic penguin decline. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/
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Scientists Track ‘Alarming’ Melt in Antarctic Ice Shelves

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Around 40% of Antarctica’s ice shelves have significantly shrunk over the last 25 years, scientists said on Thursday, in

October 15, 2023
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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
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Internet-Famous FLIP Ship Sent for Scrap

One of the internet’s most revered unusual ships, known simply as FLIP, has been sent for scrap. The Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP), owned by the

August 9, 2023
Total Views: 15197

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Threat to Whales Complicates U.S. Research into Seaweed for Biofuel
Environment

Threat to Whales Complicates U.S. Research into Seaweed for Biofuel

By Gloria Dickie CAPE COD BAY, Massachusetts, June 6 (Reuters) – In Cape Cod Bay, 10-year-old Pilgrim and her calf skim the water’s

June 6, 2023
Total Views: 1990

Monday, April 17, 2023
‘Extensive’ Deep-Sea Coral Reef Discovered in Galápagos Marine Reserve
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‘Extensive’ Deep-Sea Coral Reef Discovered in Galápagos Marine Reserve

Scientists have announced the discovery of an extensive deep-sea coral reef in Ecuador’s Galápagos Marine Reserve, marking a first-of-its kind discovery

April 17, 2023
Total Views: 5142

Thursday, April 13, 2023
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Offshore Wind Sends Some North Sea Birds Fleeing, Study Finds

By Coco Liu (Bloomberg) — Red-throated loons — a type of water bird that ancient Gaels relied on to predict the weather — are so avoidant

April 13, 2023
Total Views: 2396

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Huge Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf
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Huge Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf

An iceberg the size of metro London has broken off of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice shelf. The calving event was confirmed Monday by the British Antarctic

January 26, 2023
Total Views: 3882

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
‘Ship Tracks’ Study Reveals IMO 2020’s Impact on Reducing Pollution from Ships
Environment

‘Ship Tracks’ Study Reveals IMO 2020’s Impact on Reducing Pollution from Ships

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) low sulphur fuel regulation was a marked shift in the shipping industry’s efforts to reduce air

October 19, 2022
Total Views: 1585

Saturday, July 23, 2022
Watch Live: NOAA Explorers Dive Into the Mysteries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
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Watch Live: NOAA Explorers Dive Into the Mysteries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

(NOAA)–This summer, take the plunge and join NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners as we explore along the longest mountain range in the world: the

July 23, 2022
Total Views: 3015

Friday, March 25, 2022
East Antarctica’s Conger Ice Shelf ‘Virtually’ Collapses
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East Antarctica’s Conger Ice Shelf ‘Virtually’ Collapses

A giant iceberg measuring about the size of Chicago calved from the Conger Ice Shelf in East Antartica this month, representing “virtually all” of

March 25, 2022
Total Views: 4453

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Maersk to Share Ocean Weather Observation Data to Help Aid Climate Science
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Maersk to Share Ocean Weather Observation Data to Help Aid Climate Science

Seeking to aid climate research and weather forecasts, the world’s now-second largest shipping line will make millions of weather observations covering

January 27, 2022
Total Views: 1277

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Are Ship Backlogs Contributing to Higher Air Pollution Near Key U.S. Ports?
Environment

Are Ship Backlogs Contributing to Higher Air Pollution Near Key U.S. Ports?

Satellite observations of nitrogen dioxide near key U.S. ports suggest that increased shipping activity and backlogs may be affecting air quality. Congestion

November 3, 2021
Total Views: 1391

Friday, February 5, 2021
RoRo vessel whale fluke
Environment

Science Publishes Ocean Noise Pollution Warning

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) – Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals’ ability to mate, feed

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 2118

Monday, June 22, 2020
Map of World’s Uncharted Ocean Floor Takes Shape Despite Crisis
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Map of World’s Uncharted Ocean Floor Takes Shape Despite Crisis

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Plans to map the entire ocean floor by 2030 are going ahead despite the challenges of the coronavirus

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 133

Friday, January 3, 2020
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How strong is your favorite knot? MIT Scientists Invent New Rope Fibers To Study Knots

  How secure is your favorite knot? “Although knots have been around for thousands of years,”  says applied mathematician Vishal Patil of

January 3, 2020
Total Views: 343

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The spine of Volume 1 of the USS Rodgers logbooks is pictured at the National Archives building in Washington
Maritime News

Icebound: The Climate-Change Secrets of 19th Century Ship’s Logbooks

By Andrew R.C. Marshall OXFORD, England, Dec 11 (Reuters) – On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in

December 11, 2019
Total Views: 139

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Research Icebreaker Parks on Arctic Ice Floe for Year-Long Drift Around the North Pole
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Research Icebreaker Parks on Arctic Ice Floe for Year-Long Drift Around the North Pole

German research icebreaker Polarstern is now parked Arctic Ocean ice floe where researchers will set up camp for a one-year-long drift around the North Pole in

October 8, 2019
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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Maritime News

UN Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating Ice Melt

By Eric Roston (Bloomberg) –Days after millions of climate protesters called for international action and global leaders convened at the United Nations

September 25, 2019
Total Views: 11

Friday, September 20, 2019
Start of the Arctic research expedition in Norway
Maritime News

Arctic Expedition to Investigate ‘Epicenter of Climate Change”

For the first time ever, scientists will use a modern research icebreaker to drift in the ice for an entire year, allowing scientists to investigate the Arctic

September 20, 2019
Total Views: 32

Monday, February 4, 2019
world magnetic model
Maritime News

Scientists Make Unplanned Update to World Magnetic Model as ‘North Pole’ Shifts Towards Siberia

Scientists with the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) have made an early update to World Magnetic Model (WMM), which helps navigation

February 4, 2019
Total Views: 246

Thursday, January 24, 2019
rogue wave
Maritime News

Researchers Recreate Rogue Wave in Lab, Shedding Light on How They Form in Open Ocean

Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have worked out the unique set of conditions that allow for the creation of ‘freak’ or

January 24, 2019
Total Views: 704
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