Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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: 1320

Friday, February 5, 2021
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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: 2087

Monday, June 22, 2020
Maritime News

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: 76

Friday, January 3, 2020
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gCaptain

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: 207

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: 67

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Maritime News

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: 7

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: 4

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: 19

Monday, February 4, 2019
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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: 147

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: 374

Friday, January 11, 2019
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Interesting

Shifting North Magnetic Pole Forces Unprecedented Navigation Fix

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Rapid shifts in the Earth’s north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented

January 11, 2019
Total Views: 67

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Longest Sailable Straight Line on Earth
Blog

This is the Longest Sailable Straight Line Path on Earth

In 2012, reddit user kepleronlyknows posted a map claiming to show the longest straight line a vessel could theoretically sail on earth without hitting land.

May 3, 2018
Total Views: 137

Monday, April 30, 2018
Thwaites Glacier
News

Scientists Study Antarctic Glacier, Hoping to Crack Sea Level Risks

OSLO, April 30 (Reuters) – Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in

April 30, 2018
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
News

New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Has Accelerated

Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European

February 13, 2018
Total Views: 33

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Solar Eclipse Over Pacific Ocean
Blog

Scientists Discover Bow Waves In Space

In August 2017 the “Great American Eclipse” crossed the Pacific Ocean and the continental United States. Most Americans witnessed

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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News

Arctic Sea Ice May Be Declining Faster Than Expected -Study

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy

October 24, 2017
Total Views: 41

Friday, May 12, 2017
News

Scientists Discover Narwhals Use Unicorn-Like Tusk to Stun Prey

Narwhal’s have been called some of the world’s strangest animals, with their unicorn-like tusks that can reach over 8 feet long. Over the

May 12, 2017
Total Views: 12

Thursday, March 9, 2017
News

Study Finds Massive Rogue Waves Aren’t as Rare as Previously Thought

UM Rosenstiel scientist and colleague’s findings are critical for safe operations at sea University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric

March 9, 2017
Total Views: 72

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
World's Largest Pearl
Maritime News

Filipino Fisherman May Have Kept the World’s Largest Pearl Under His Bed for Years Without Realizing It

More than 10 years ago a fisherman from the Philippines scooped up a giant pearl from the seafloor and kept it under his bed for good luck. Now experts

August 24, 2016
Total Views: 11

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

August 19, 2016
Total Views: 7