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World - As World's Deltas Sink, Rising Seas Are Far from Only Culprit

Although climate change is often blamed for coastal inundation in places like the Bay of Bengal, other factors such as dam building and urbanization play an important role. Scientists say that more sustainable development policies can help blunt the impacts of rising seas.

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Waterways

World - The Ocean 100: Transnational Corporations in the Ocean Economy

The ocean economy is growing as commercial use of the ocean accelerates, while progress toward achieving international goals for ocean conservation and sustainability is lagging.

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Property

AUS - Rising Sea Levels Visibly Transforming Parts of Coastal Region Around Kakadu National Park

Floodplains around Australia's largest national park are undergoing a visible transformation as rising sea levels push saltwater further from the coast into its freshwater river systems.

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Science

World - Research Reveals How Teeth Functioned and Evolved in Giant Mega-Sharks

A pioneering study by University of Bristol researchers finds that the evolution of teeth in the giant prehistoric shark Megalodon and its relatives was a by-product of becoming huge, rather than an adaptation to new feeding habits.

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Engineering

NOR - Norway Eyeing Deep-Sea Metal Mining Future Instead of Oil

Norway, one of the wealthiest countries in the world due to its oil and gas reserves, is looking to transition to deep-sea mining for copper, zinc, and other metals in high demand in green technologies.

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Science

World - New Study of Earth's Crust Shows Global Growth Spurt Three Billion Years Ago

Curtin University researchers have used ancient crystals from eroded rocks found in stream sediments in Greenland to successfully test the theory that portions of Earth's ancient crust acted as 'seeds' from which later generations of crust grew.

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Fisheries

EU - Researchers Say Europe's Ban on Throwing Unwanted Fish Overboard Is Backfiring

Two years ago, a law banning the wasteful practice of tossing unwanted fish overboard came fully into effect in European waters.

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Waterways

World - Surging Shipping Rates Are a New Headwind for the Global Economy

Shocks to supply chains are engulfing a wider swath of the global economy as the pandemic rages on, threatening to stifle Asia’s trade-led recovery and making it harder for businesses grappling with soaring freight costs to weather another year like 2020.

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Aquaculture

CAN - Cooke Aquaculture Proposes $58M Salmon Hatchery on Digby Neck

Land-based hatchery would grow 3 million salmon per year, supply 13 fish farms

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Tourism

MEX - Mexico Sees Holiday Bump in Tourism Amid Pandemic Surge

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — The friends from Jackson, Mississippi, relaxed on lounge chairs dug into a white sand beach and romped in the turquoise Caribbean waters, grateful for a break from the pandemic winter in the United States.

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Science

World - 2020 Hurricanes Damage Vulnerable Mangroves

Central America experienced one of its most intense hurricane seasons in 2020.

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Energy

CAN - Canada Greenlights Three Offshore Drilling Projects

The Government of Canada has allowed for three offshore exploration drilling projects operated by BHP, Equinor, and Chevron to proceed. The oil companies can now move forward with obtaining further authorizations and permits from federal departments.

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Advocacy

IND - Little by Little, India Restores Its Lost Mangroves

My excitement grew as we approached Muthupet, some 350 kms south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

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Science

World - Freshened Groundwater in the Sub-Seafloor

Scientists are using a variety of geochemical, geophysical, and numerical methods to study offshore freshened groundwater and better understand its role in the global water cycle.

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Tourism

NZ - Great Barrier Business Owners Struggling to Keep up With Influx of Tourists

Business owners on Great Barrier Island are struggling to keep up with an influx of visitors over summer.

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Science

World - UK Signs Agreement With ICES Demonstrating Commitment to International Marine Science Collaboration

The government has set out its commitment to international marine and fisheries science by signing an agreement which will ensure continued partnership with the International Council of the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

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Property

World - Land Subsidence Threatens Communities — and the Global Real Estate Sector

In a new study, researchers determined that 19 percent of the world’s population, accounting for 21 percent of the global GDP, will be affected by land subsidence by 2040.

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Science

World - Coral May Be More Resilient to Climate Change Than Feared

Some corals managed to survive a recent and globally unprecedented heatwave, according to new research.

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Engineering

BDG - In Pictures: Illegal Sand Mining Threatens Bangladesh Farmland

Hunger for sand destroys flood embankments around the Jamuna river, putting farmlands at risk in Tangail and Sirajganj districts.

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Advocacy

Israel - UAE Pipeline Deal Will Imperil Eilat's Critical Coral Reefs, Scientists Warn

As tankers begin taking oil from Red Sea to Mediterranean, hundreds of experts write that a leak could ravage marine life and destroy world’s only reef spared by climate change

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Fisheries

NZ - Swimmers, boaties muscle out Marlborough mussel farms in prime recreational spots

Plans to free up prime swim spots in the Marlborough Sounds could force mussel farms further from shore.

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Property

NZ - Want a beach property? Be prepared to pay a premium

Summer holiday-makers dreaming of buying their own waterfront property will have to be ready to spend big bucks, new data shows.

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Engineering

BE - Fake dyke at Ostend will measure the real power of the sea

An ambitious new experiment taking place at Raversijde by Ostend will allow scientists to measure exactly how hard the sea beats against the land, causing erosion.

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Property

NZ - Property demand high despite advice

Buyers were apparently not giving too much thought to climate change or its potential impact on future property values or insurability.

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Fisheries

SC - Marine Scotland accused of allowing 'environmental disaster'

Marine Scotland has been accused of allowing “an environmental disaster” by mismanaging fishing and refusing to exclude trawlers from inshore areas where fishermen catch prawns.

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Tourism

AU - Kangaroo Island: a place of empty beaches and hidden history

As this beguiling South Australian island recovers from its devastating bushfires, Bruce Pascoe hopes its Aboriginal past plays a role in defining its future

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Science

World - New coral species discovered on seabed prized for mining potential

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Three species of black coral have been discovered on the seabed of the northern Pacific Ocean, an area where several countries have contracts to explore for metals including cobalt and nickel as they race to find new supplies of the key battery elements.

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Waterways

World - The energy power map: The role of straits, seas and oceans for global energy security

It is difficult to deny how from a geographical point of view world trade develops through the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Guinea, the North Sea, Alaska and the Caribbean. It is equally difficult to deny that the main hubs through which global trade transits are – as has been pointed out several times on these pages – the Suez Canal, the Strait of Malacca and the Cape of Good Hope.

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Engineering

Int'l - Back to the future: Swedish firm bets on wind-powered cargo ships

A futuristic throwback - a huge, wind-driven cargo ship - could help end the fossil fuel era and curb climate change, its designers say

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Advocacy

World - Sustainable financing is pivotal for marine conservation beyond 2030 pledges (commentary)

In this commentary, Simon Cripps, the Executive Director for the Global Marine Program at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), argues that one of the biggest challenges in getting political will for protecting 30 percent of the oceans in MPAs by 2030 and maintaining it thereafter is financial.

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Waterways

World - Special Report: Explosive Documents Reveal BP Behind Toxic Mauritius Oil Spill

Newly released documents reveal that BP was behind the toxic oil involved in the Mauritius oil spill in the Indian Ocean last year.

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Energy

Denmark - Wind-Turbine Makers See Hope in Climate, Recovery Plans After 2020 Disruption

A year of coronavirus-related disruption and corporate restructurings in 2020 has changed the landscape for wind turbine manufacturing.

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Science

WA - Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory-Past, Present, Future

The coastal setting around Sequim Bay has always been a special place with distinctive people.

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Energy

Netherlands - A Monster Wind Turbine Is Upending an Industry

G.E.’s giant machine, which can light up a small town, is stoking a renewable-energy arms race.

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Science

World - How to Identify Heat-Stressed Corals: 'Coral Hospital' Tool Could Help Safeguard Reefs Facing Climate Change

Researchers have found a novel way to identify heat-stressed corals, which could help scientists pinpoint the coral species that need protection from warming ocean waters linked to climate change, according to a Rutgers-led study.

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Advocacy

World - Raising Adaptation Action Through Aligning NAPs and NDCs in Africa

Just last year, the east coast of Africa experienced two of the strongest tropical cyclones to make landfall in history.

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Energy

World - Comparing Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations

U.S. adoption of offshore wind technology has been slow compared to European counterparts.

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Aquaculture

World - What's Holding Back High Impact Aquaculture Development?

Aquaculture development is strained by a hesitancy to envision large-scale change. Fostering minor, incremental improvements to livelihoods that are not sustainable perpetuates the norm and only sustains poverty rather than alleviating it.

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Tourism

Vietnam - Natural Reef ‘Completely Destroyed’ by Tourism Project

A popular reef along the Ke Ga Beach in the south central province of Binh Thuan has been destroyed by a private tourism project.

International
Science

World - Op-Ed: The Pacific Ocean's Ecology Is Under Threat

The Pacific Ocean is the deepest, largest ocean on Earth, covering about a third of the globe’s surface.

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Property

NZ - Sea-Level Threat Yet to Dampen Demand for Coastal Property

New Zealand could be in deep water if we don’t dampen our enthusiasm for coastal real estate.

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Tourism

India - Goa Economy Bears the Brunt of India's Coronavirus Lockdown

Goa, a western coastal state and major tourist destination, is welcoming visitors after months under a COVID-19 lockdown. But the comeback has been slow, and often painful.

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Tourism

Spain - The Spanish Tourist Sector Closes Its Worst Year Since the 1970s

Fewer than 20 million foreign visitors have come to Spain in 2020 and revenues in the sector have plummeted by more than 75%, figures not seen in 50 years

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Fisheries

UK - The War Over Scallops and the Future of Sustainable Fishing in Scotland

THEY love scallops in Oban. “We can’t get enough of them to meet demand,” smiles Carol Watt, whose family firm has been selling fish in the Argyll port for more than a century.

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Energy

UK - Bird Charity Warns of Harm From New Wind Farm

The bird charity RSPB has criticised a government decision to permit an offshore wind farm expected to harm birds feeding in the North Sea.

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Tourism

Indonesia - Bali Kuta Beach Is Covered in Mountains of Rubbish Washing Ashore

Bali's iconic beaches and typically idyllic waters have transformed into rubbish dumps with tonnes of filth piling higher than deck chairs where Australian tourists once sunned themselves on holiday.

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Science

World - Life Discovered in Deep Ocean Sediments at Temperatures Above Water’s Boiling Point

An international research team that included three scientists from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography has discovered single-celled microorganisms in a location where they didn’t expect to find them.

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Science

Scientists Discover a New Species of a Gelatinous Creature that Lives Deep in the Sea

It was identified solely by high-definition footage captured at the bottom of the ocean.

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Property

Int'l - The Complicated Truth of Climate Change in the Marshall Islands

Not all islands are sinking. We can fight global warming while acknowledging the wonder of the natural world.

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Science

GL - Shrinking Margins of Greenland

A recent study of Greenland’s ice sheet found that glaciers are retreating in nearly every sector of the island, while also undergoing other physical changes. Some of those changes are causing the rerouting of freshwater rivers beneath the ice.

International
Science

World - Amazing Earth: Satellite Images From 2020

In the vastness of the universe, the life-bringing beauty of our home planet shines bright.

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Energy

UK - Hornsea Project Three Offshore Windfarm Finally Secures Consent

The Planning Inspectorate in the UK has confirmed that the application for the 2.4-GW Hornsea Project Three offshore windfarm has finally been given development consent.

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Fisheries

World - NOAA and USAID Join Forces to Help Nations Combat Illegal Fishing Practices

The United States has taken another step forward as an international leader in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing — a practice that threatens global food security, damages economies, and risks the sustainability of fisheries and marine ecosystems.

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Property

NZ - Sea Level Rise: One Coastal Community Gets a Seawall, Another Retreats

With climate change causing more extreme coastal erosion and sea level rise, coastal communities are going to have to decide how to adapt. Stuff’s senior Northland reporter Denise Piper looks at two different approaches in two very different seaside localities.

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Advocacy

World - 2020 Has Been a Bleak Year in the Climate Crisis. So Here's the Good News

Senior climate correspondent Louise Boyle asked scientists, activists and environmental lawyers to shine a light on some good news in 2020

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Science

World - Massive, Unrivalled Deep-Sea Project Just Discovered a Bunch of New Atlantic Species

It's taken nearly five years, 45 research expeditions, and more than 80 scientists and students, but the largest oceanic research enterprise, the ATLAS project, is officially complete.

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Science

NZ - Rising Ocean Temperatures Mean More Jellyfish Blooms This Summer — NIWA

Rising ocean temperatures will likely mean more jellyfish blooms in New Zealand this summer, NIWA says.

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Waterways

NOR - People Can Ride a Zero-Emissions Autonomous Ferry for Free in Norway!

The low-rise Norwegian city of Trondheim is a quaint, colorful port with medieval origins. At first glance, the former Viking capital doesn’t look futuristic. But it’s the headquarters of a pioneering transport initiative: a self-driving fully-electric ferry.

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Recreation

World - In Pictures: Surf, Swimmers and Sunsets – The Year's Best Sea Shots

Photographers from the PA news agency have captured a range of images this year showing our enduring relationship with the sea, from storm-lashed piers and dangerous rescue missions, to fun at the beach and a festive dip.

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Fisheries

South Africa - Scientists Recreate 1890s Fishing Surveys to Show How the Sea Has Changed

By retracing the steps of scientists working at the turn of the last century, modern researchers document how fish communities have been altered

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Science

World - Fatal Freshwater Skin Disease in Dolphins Linked to Climate Crisis

Researchers report affected animals off the coasts of the US, South America and Australia

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Property

World - Drowning Salt Marshes Threaten Coastal Communities

Climate change and rising sea levels are breaking down the ecosystems that protect coastal communities and their threshold for recovery is lower than previously thought, report researchers.

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Fisheries

CAN - ROBERT MILLER: Suggestions for Solving Nova Scotia's Lobster Fishery Dispute

In a previous letter to The Chronicle Herald, I noted that DFO should set the rules for the aboriginal and existing commercial fishery and negotiate later.

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Waterways

World - The Caspian Sea Is Set to Fall by 30 Feet

Imagine you are on the coast, looking out to sea. In front of you lies 100 meters of barren sand that looks like a beach at low tide with gentle waves beyond. And yet there are no tides.

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Fisheries

UK - Scottish Fishing Industry 'Deeply Aggrieved' by Brexit Deal

Scotland's fishing industry will have access to fewer cod, haddock, whiting and saithe under the new Brexit deal, according to the Scottish government.

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Science

China - New Research Makes Strong Case for Restoring Hong Kong's Lost Oyster Reefs

Seven square meters of a HK oyster reef can filter up to one Olympic swimming pool of water in a single day

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Aquaculture

UK - This Start-Up Believes Seaweed Can Change the World

Demand for plant-based food and nutrition is growing. According to recent retail sales data, grocery sales of plant-based foods in place of animal products grew 29% in the U.S. to $5 billion between 2017 and 2019.

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Property

World - India Bore Maximum Brunt of Extreme Weather Events in 2020: Report

As many as 2,067 lives lost to floods in India through the year, the highest in the world due to climate change-induced events

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Fisheries

CAN - Neglected Safety Gear on Fishing Boats Could Endanger Fishermen

'If it's not maintained it's likely not going to work for you when you need it'

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Fisheries

CAN - Year in Review: Nova Scotia Lobster Fishery Fight

HALIFAX – The pandemic may have dominated headlines globally but in the fall, a clash on Canada’s east coast stole some attention from COVID-19.

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Science

World - Scientists Warn: Ice Sheet Uncertainties Could Mean Sea Level Will Rise More Than Predicted

Sea level could rise higher than current estimates by 2100 if climate change is unchallenged, according to a new assessment.

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Engineering

AUS - Greg Hunt's Climate Change Plan Drowns Public Money in Port Phillip Bay

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt ploughed ahead with a “beach nourishment” project in his electorate even though the Victorian government had decided that such short-term fixes were a case of throwing away good money. Dr Sarah Russell reports.

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Science

AUS - WA Coastline Facing Marine Heatwave in Early 2021, CSIRO Predicts

Exclusive: Ocean temperatures to peak at about 1C above average in April, according to forecast, threatening marine life and coral

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Science

MED - A Scientific Project Studies the Pollution Pathways of the Mediterranean Coastal Lagoons

Researchers from the ICTA-UAB and the UPCT will analyze the entry routes of nutrients, trace metals and pollutants caused by human activity into the Mar Menor

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Waterways

CAN - Slowing Down Big Ships Not Enough to Protect Right Whales From Fatal Strikes: Study

Researcher says 80 per cent chance a ship strike would be fatal, even under current speed restrictions

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Advocacy

UK - Gardens of Great Britain: Restoring UK Seagrasses

THE WATER WAS BITTERLY COLD, SURFACE CONDITIONS WERE HORRIBLE, AND WE BOUNCED ALL OVER THE BOAT ON OUR WAY TO THE DEEP DIVE SITE.

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Advocacy

World Could Lose Coral Reefs Within This Century, UN Environment Report Warns

Every one of the world’s coral reefs could bleach by the end of the century, unless there are drastic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned.

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Fisheries

World - Satellites Used to Expose Risks of Forced Labour in Global Fishing

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fishing vessels with crews of forced labourers behave in systematically different ways to the rest of the global fleet, according to a study purporting to be the first to remotely identify vessels potentially engaged in modern slavery.

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Advocacy

India - [Commentary] Rethinking the Justice Question: Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise and Disproportionate Distribution of Risk

Responses to global emergencies like climate change and pandemics must have justice at their core because the poor and powerless suffer more than the privileged and entitled.

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Science

World - Why boss octopuses punch fish

Octopuses are known to “punch” fish to keep them in line as hunting partners, but a research team has observed them lashing out from what they think could simply be spite.

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Waterways

NOR - The post Hydrogen ship project wins Enova funding

A project to construct the world's first zero-emission hydrogen vessels has been awarded NOK 219 million ($25 million) by the Norwegian government-owned organization Enova.

International
Science

Australia - Coastal ecosystems 'bright spots'

CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, has identified coastal 'bright spots' to repair marine ecosystems globally, paving the way to boost biodiversity, local economies and human wellbeing.

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Property

Cyprus - The beach will be lost: Warnings over new restaurant being built on popular Paphos beach

A new restaurant that is under construction on a popular beach in Kato Paphos has environmentalists angrily protesting over both its position and design, following recent storms that saw huge waves batter the building.

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Engineering

UK - Future of Floods | Engineering Ecology Into Portsmouth Sea Defences

Ecological considerations are providing an interesting context for the North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme.

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Fisheries

Norway - Crab-22: How Norway's Fisheries Got Rich – But on an Invasive Species

Known locally as ‘Stalin’s Red Army’, an invasion of king crabs from Russia created a lucrative industry, and difficult choices

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Fisheries

UK - Flame-Shell Mussels Found off the Coast of Arran or First Time in a Century

CONSERVATIONISTS have hailed the discovery of a previously-unknown reef of endangered sea creatures in the Clyde as “extraordinary”.

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Property

World - Rising Sea Levels Drown Coastal Marshes, Wetlands

Climate change and rising sea levels are breaking down the ecosystems that protect coastal communities. Texas A&M researchers have found their threshold for recovery is lower than previously thought.

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Fisheries

World - EU Set to Miss Targets on Sustainability After Agreeing Fishing Quotas

Member states blame uncertainty over Brexit as reason for breach of next year’s limits

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Science

World - The Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2020

From the discovery of a giant coral reef pinnacle to a shocking estimate of plastics on the seafloor, these were the biggest marine moments of the year

International
Science

GRL - Greenland 'Knickpoints' Could Stall Spread of Glacial Thinning

The jagged terrain of Greenland's mountains is protecting some of the island's outlet glaciers from warm coastal waters, according to a team of researchers that included scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and NASA.

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Fisheries

World - Study Focuses on Evolutionary Determinism and Convergence in Marine Fishes

The stickleback is a well-studied system in freshwater lakes, but the evolution of convergent morphotypes that occupy different positions in the water column in marine environments is less clear.

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Science

World - Murky Ocean Impacts From COVID-19 Emissions Reductions

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the first half of 2020, the lack of human activity around the world resulted in a 9% drop in the greenhouse gas emissions at the root of climate change.

International
Property

AUS - Coastal Regions Assess Erosion Damage, Wary of More 'Perfect Storms'

Beach communities along the coast from northern NSW to southern Queensland are assessing the damage from a "generational" erosion event with the prospect of more storms and high tides ahead.

International
Property

World - Expect Fewer, but More Destructive Landfalling Tropical Cyclones

A study based on new high-resolution supercomputer simulations, published in this week's issue of the journal Science Advances, reveals that global warming will intensify landfalling tropical cyclones of category 3 or higher in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, while suppressing the formation of weaker events.

International
Energy

NOR - Norway Approves Carbon Transport and Storage Project

Following a historic vote in parliament, the Norwegian Government on Tuesday announced its funding decision for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project in Norway.

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Science

World - Eclipse From Space: NASA-NOAA Satellite Captures 2020's Only Solar Eclipse

What does a total solar eclipse look like from space? A satellite also watched Monday's event and captured stunning views of the phenomenon.

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