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Int'l - Lodgers on manganese nodules: Sponges promote a high diversity

Sponges, which like to settle on the metallic nodules, also provide a home for many other animals

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Energy

Int'l - The post Construction starts on world’s 1st zero-emission fast ferry appeared first on Offshore Energy

The construction has commenced on the world’s first fully electric passenger fast ferry at the Fjellstrand shipyard in Norway, partners in the EU-funded TrAM project said

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Science

Int'l - There is a need to reimagine the way we think about our coastal commons

As the COVID-19 outbreak raged across Goa, the state with the highest positivity rate at that point, Cyclone Tauktae struck land and knocked down trees, destroyed people’s homes, uprooted electrical poles and damaged internet cables.

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Waterways

Int'l - Giant vessel removes Morecambe Bay topsides in less than 90 minutes

The Allseas-owned giant heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has executed the single-lift removal of the former DP3 gas production topsides from Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay development in the East Irish Sea.

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Justice

Int'l - EU should promote moratorium on deep-sea mining, lawmakers say

The European Union should promote a moratorium on deep seabed mining until its effects on the environment are better understood and can be managed, the European Parliament said on Wednesday, adding to calls for a pause on the nascent industry.

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Science

Int'l - Indonesian tin miners target the ocean as reserves dwindle on land

From the shores of Indonesia’s Bangka island, miners like Hendra head out by boat every day to scores of crudely built wooden pontoons dotted off the coast that are equipped to dredge the seabed for lucrative deposits of tin ore.

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Tourism

Int'l - Tourists fined £2,580 for stealing sand and shells from Sardinia beach

Tourists have been fined €3,000 euros (£2,580) for taking sand and shells from Sardinian beaches.

International
Property

Int'l - Credit Suisse Raises US$318 Million Climate Fund To Fuel Sustainable Tech

Credit Suisse has managed to raise US$318 million for its fund dedicated to tech-forward climate solutions. The successful close of the Climate Innovation Fund, despite a scandal-ridden few months for the Swiss investment bank, is indicative of the strong demand from investors for sustainable finance.

International
Engineering

Int'l - Five Sites Identified For Fiji's Deep Sea Mineral Exploration: KIOST Minerals

Five prospective Fijian sites have been identified by a Korean deep sea mineral exploration company for further investigation.

International
Waterways

Int'l - Data Recovered as Ship With Chemicals Sinking Off Sri Lanka

Experts recovered the data recorder of a fire-ravaged ship carrying chemicals that is slowly sinking off Sri Lanka’s capital, as salvage crews stood by to head off a possible environmental disaster, officials said Sunday.

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Tourism

Int'l - Greece Deploys Drones to Stop Partygoers From Breaching COVID Rules

Authorities on Greece’s most popular tourist island, Mykonos, will deploy more than a dozen drones to spot those who defy safety protocols aimed at preventing the spread and resurgence of COVID-19.

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Advocacy

Int'l - Study identifies major barriers to financing a sustainable ocean economy

Financing a sustainable global ocean economy may require a Paris Agreement type effort, according to a new report from an international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia.

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Property

Int'l - ‘Bombshell’ hits Malaysia’s multibillion-dollar reclamation project

As Nurul Izzah Anwar joins the critics, could Penang South Reclamation project be stopped?

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Advocacy

Int'l - Panama creates a large reserve that raises its protected marine waters to 30%

With the expansion, Panama adds 50,518.84 square kilometers to the Coiba protected area, bringing the total to 98,228.25 square kilometers of marine protected areas throughout the country, said the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI).

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Waterways

Int'l - Michelin Unfurls its Design for Inflatable Wing Sails

Sharing its vision for sustainable mobility for the future at the 2021 Movin’On global sustainable mobility summit, France’s Michelin Group, best known for its innovations in tires, unveiled its concepts for an inflatable wing sail that will provide wind propulsion both for commercial shipping and the pleasure craft industry.

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Property

Int'l - Coastline threat from climate change to be assessed

The threat of climate change to the island’s coastal areas will be assessed as part of a blueprint for future development.

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Science

UN: More harmful algal bloom impacts emerge amid rising seafood demand, coastal development

UNESCO IOC delivers 1st global assessment report after 7 years' work by 109 experts in 35 countries, creating a baseline to detect and gauge the changing distribution, frequency, and intensity of harmful -- often poisonous -- algal blooms

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Science

Int'l - Deforestation darkening the seas above world's second biggest reef

Converting Central American tropical forests into agricultural land is changing the colour and composition of natural material washing into nearby rivers, making it less likely to decompose before it reaches the ocean, a new Southampton-led study has shown.

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Advocacy

Int'l - UK to trial ‘highly protected marine areas’ in win for ocean campaigners

‘Historic’ move to ban destructive fishing methods in five habitats welcomed, but conservationists say change must come faster

International
Property

Int'l - World's First Floating City Planned for Next Year

The waterfront homes will float on a 500-acre lagoon connected to a flexible grid.

International
Local

Int'l - Coastal communities asked to embrace seaweed for its role in migratory seabird survivial

With tomorrow being World Ocean’s Day (8th June, University of South Australia ecologists are urging coastal communities to embrace all that the winter season brings, including the sometimes-unwelcome deposits of brown seaweed that can accumulate on the southern shores.

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Engineering

Int'l - A sand bar at the entrance to the Myall River is threatening to choke the estuary system

A multi-million dollar sand transfer system designed to repair erosion on Jimmys Beach at Hawks Nest could be inadvertently contributing to the siltation of the Myall River mouth.

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Tourism

Int'l - Tourist Numbers Down 83% but Confidence Slowly Rising

International tourist arrivals were down 83% in the first quarter of 2021 as widespread travel restrictions remained in place. However, the UNWTO Confidence Index shows signs of a slow uptick in confidence.

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Tourism

Int'l - Collaboration to assess sustainable development of Mediterranean cruising

The UNWTO is to work with Greek tourism chiefs to measure the sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean.

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Fisheries

Int'l - Restricted Access, Trawlers Hurt Small-Scale Fishermen in Philippines

Fishing group Pamalakaya leader blames commercial boats for depletion of stock in territorial waters.

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