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World - Coastal ecosystems worldwide: Billion-dollar carbon reservoirs

Australia's coastal ecosystems alone save the rest of the world around $23 billion US a year by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. This is according to calculations just published by researchers at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel), GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).

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Science

World - Seabed 2030 Project Races to Map Ocean and Sea Floors

Mapping the seabed is an ancient practice engaged in by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians as they plied the waters of the Mediterranean — but an ambitious plan called Seabed 2030 means to take this to an entirely new level.

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Recreation

Int'l - Commentary: Excitement over marine creatures is great, but are we loving Singapore's shores to death?

High visitorship to intertidal zones suggests growing interest in Singapore’s marine creatures, but without deeper understanding of their ecology, we could be causing them harm, says NUS’ Dr Zeehan Jaafar.

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Waterways

Int'l - Could Sri Lanka's ship fire have been avoided? Here's what we can learn from the shocking environmental disaster

Hundreds of dead turtles continue to wash ashore in Sri Lanka, almost two months after a newly built container ship caught fire while anchored off Colombo’s port.

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Property

Int'l - With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties?

The major storm surge and coastal flooding in Wellington earlier this month was another reminder that the sea is now lapping close to a lot of New Zealand’s front doors. The ominous question is: who will pay when it crosses the threshold?

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Energy

Int'l - Ocean Winds and Aker Offshore Wind form ScotWind floating wind partnership

Two of the world’s leading offshore wind energy companies have teamed up to develop floating offshore wind farms in Scotland.

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Energy

Int'l - Shell founds 10 MW green hydrogen electrolyser

Royal Dutch Shell has started operations at its ten megawatts green hydrogen electrolysis plant at the Wesseling site of its Rheinland refinery in Germany.

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Science

Int'l - Almost 60 coral species around Lizard Island are 'missing' – and a Great Barrier Reef extinction crisis could be next

The federal government has opposed a recommendation by a United Nations body that the Great Barrier Reef be listed as "in danger". But there's no doubt the natural wonder is in dire trouble. In new research, my colleagues and I provide fresh insight into the plight of many coral species.

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Engineering

Int'l - Comments on: Sand nourishment plan may carry environmental risks

A staff report on the use of sand from the Sydney Metro West Tunnel to nourish Wamberal Beach listed potential risks including environmental impacts, temporary water quality changes and public perceptions around “dumping”.

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Aquaculture

Int'l - Irish aquaculture ambitions quashed by bureaucracy, financing quagmires

Growth in Ireland’s aquaculture sector has stagnated, and it’s a situation that’s emblematic of much that has malfunctioned in the European Union’s underachieving aquaculture sector, according to some of the country’s top aquaculture experts.

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Engineering

Int'l - The UK wants to build one of the world’s most ambitious bridges

At the western edge of Europe lie two little islands with a complex past.

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Engineering

Int'l - NIOT crew creates history as they undertake world’s deepest underwater trials of mining machine

The NIOT crew undertook a gruelling voyage onboard research vessel ORV Sagar Nidhi, traversing 1,700 nautical miles (about 3,000 km) to execute the complex mission.

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Recreation

Int'l - Meet The Sharks, With Chris Hemsworth & The Wearer Of The Chain Mail Suit

Chris Hemsworth (who surfs) and Valerie Taylor (who does everything but surf) share their fascination with sharks to kick off the 9th annual Nat Geo TV Sharkfest.

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Waterways

World - Shortage of Shipping Containers Worldwide

From January 2020 to April 2021, the volume of cargo that have been through Chinese ports was almost 19.5 billion tonnes. Within the same period, the container throughput stands at over 350 million 20FT container equivalent units

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Advocacy

Int'l - Our oceans are worthy of the eagle’s view

To make a decision with “an eagle’s view” is to consider what impacts it will bring for the next seven generations.

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Tourism

Int'l - Thailand bets on 'Phuket sandbox' program to save tourism

Waves break on the empty tourist beach of Patong on Phuket, southern Thailand, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Thailand's government will begin the "Phuket Sandbox" scheme to bring the tourists back to Phuket starting July 1. Even though coronavirus numbers are again rising around the rest of Thailand and prompting new lockdown measures, officials say there's too much at stake not to forge ahead with the plan to reopen the island to fully-vaccinated travelers.

International
Aquaculture

Int'l - Harmful Effects Of Fish Farms In Gulf Of Eilat Still Felt Decade Later - Israeli Study

Known for its rich ecosystem and resilient network of coral reefs, the Gulf of Eilat has been a central focus for many scientists, government employees, and public activists since it faces a variety of human-induced threats — like many of the world’s valued ecological sites.

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Waterways

Int'l - Settlement agreed over ship that blocked Suez Canal : Owner's representative

The SCA had demanded $916 million in compensation to cover salvage efforts, reputational damage and lost revenue before publicly lowering the request to $550 million

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Engineering

Int'l - Research: Dohrn, research ship to study Mediterranean

Ship stationed in Naples will host 14 researchers, ready in 2022

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Energy

Int'l - Sea trial of MOL's biofuel powered car carrier starts

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL)'s wholly-owned Euro Marine Logistics N.V. (EML) has started sea trials of its operated car carrier, the City Of Oslo using biofuel.

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Science

World - Professor Raquel S. Peixoto: The Coral Warrior

The world’s coral reefs are in crisis, with climate change emerging as the biggest threat of mass coral reef bleaching. Coral reef health walks hand-in-hand with overall ocean health, in addition to supplying effective shoreline protection and supporting businesses globally, from fishing to tourism. In the search for solutions, Professor Raquel S. Peixoto and her team at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have reportedly found a new method to aid the stress tolerance and resilience of coral.

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Science

Int'l - Billion seashore animals may have died during B.C. heat wave, says marine biologist

When Chris Harley went for a walk at Vancouver’s Kitsilano Beach in late June amid B.C.’s record-breaking heat wave, the stench of rotting seashore animals hit him before he reached the water. At the shore, the University of British Columbia marine biologist found thousands of mostly dead mussels, as well as sea stars, clams, snails and barnacles.

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Waterways

World - Ocean Carriers Underway to Making $100 Billion Annual Profit in 2021

Ocean carriers could be on course to make a profit of $100bn this year. And Drewry says their medium-term profitability is virtually assured, due to a paucity of supply.

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Waterways

World - Tight Capacity on Shipping Lines Brings Record Rates, Delays

Hopes among cargo owners for relief from record ocean-freight rates are fading fast as growing demand for China-made goods ahead of the holiday shopping season threatens to overwhelm container-shipping operations.

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