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Energy

UK - Two UK carbon capture and storage projects selected for state funding appeared first on Offshore Energy.

The UK government has selected two clusters, led by energy majors, to receive the funding and develop their proposed carbon capture usage and storage projects starting from 2025.

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Property

World - The challenge of capturing climate risks in the banking regulatory framework: is there a need for a macroprudential response?

This article explores the challenges of incorporating climate risks and their unique features in the existing prudential framework.

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Property

UK - Government response to the Climate Change Committee report on progress in adapting to climate change

The UK average surface temperature has already warmed by 1.2°C since the pre-industrial period, and is predicted to warm further by mid-century, even under an ambitious decarbonisation scenario.1 While we accelerate efforts towards net zero, the Government will continue to take robust action to ensure the country is well prepared to face the challenges, and maximise the opportunities, that a changing climate brings.

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Science

ESP - The surprising marine biodiversity in the Barcelona Forum beach

A study identified 514 marine species in the bathing areas of the Barcelona Forum, an artificial beach affected by different anthropogenic impacts. This high biodiversity—which includes the presence of exotic species—is a shocking finding in such an altered marine habitat like this city beach in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).

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Science

Greenland - Moon dust: Greenland miners bet on rock to address climate change

Anorthosite has excited mining companies and investors hoping to sell it as a relatively sustainable source of aluminum

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Advocacy

Tonga - Deep Seabed Mining Will Likely Cause Widespread Damage. Who Will Pay the Price?

Pelenatita Kara travels regularly to the outer islands of Tonga, her low-lying Pacific Island home, to educate fishers and farmers about seabed mining. For many of the people she meets, seabed mining is an unfamiliar term. Before Kara began appearing on radio programs, few people knew their government had sponsored a company to mine minerals from the seabed.

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Science

World - Extreme Sea Levels Will Become 100x More Frequent Along Coastlines Across the World

Global warming will cause extreme sea levels to occur almost every year by the end of the century, impacting major coastlines worldwide, according to new research from an international team of scientists.

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Energy

UK - Consortium to study the use of offshore wind to power the production of green hydrogen in Orkney, Scotland.

Green Investment Group, TotalEnergies and RIDG partner with Repsol Sinopec and Uniper to develop large-scale green hydrogen facility in Orkney, Scotland

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Energy

UK - Testing to Begin on the Tallest, Most Powerful Wind Turbine Ever Built

Testing on what is expected to become once installed the tallest and most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world is due to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022. Developed by Vestas, the V236-15 MW will stand over 900 feet with a production output of 80 GWh/year.

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Recreation

ESP - Social distancing for the 1%: Superyachts grow even more super during COVID-19

alking from Barcelona’s emblematic La Rambla boulevard toward Port Vell, 15 minutes away, the top of the yacht comes into view long before one enters the port. It is colossal, domineering, a study in the intersection of size and luxury.

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Aquaculture

India - Pearl not result of foreign body reaction in oysters: Andaman-based scientist's latest finding

After achieving breakthroughs in pearl culture like developing world's biggest black pearl and even in the shape of Lord Ganesha, Andaman and Nicobar-based independent scientist Ajai Kumar Sonkar on Sunday said his latest research finding that 'pearl is not a result of foreign body reaction in oyster' has scope to transform the global pearl culture industry.

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Advocacy

World - As seizures of poached giant clams rise, links to ivory trade surface

A new report released by the Wildlife Justice Commission identifies the giant clamshell trade as a “cause for concern.” It suggests the trade could have links with organized crime, and that it could also be endangering elephants since clamshells are a viable substitute for elephant ivory.

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Advocacy

World - International agreements endorse notion of sustainable blue economy

The notion of an environmentally sustainable “blue economy” fits in well with a range of international agreements. For example, the UN’s 14th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is to safeguard “life below water”. It includes the commitment to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources”.

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Justice

CN - An underwater mystery on Canada's coast

Tens of thousands of wooden stakes poking up from British Columbia's shoreline have smashed a long-held stereotype of Canada's First Nation people.

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Science

World - Underwater gardens boost coral diversity to stave off 'biodiversity meltdown'

Symbiotic relationship between Pacific Ocean coral species offers a potential solution to restore climate-damaged reefs

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Science

World - Underwater gardens boost coral diversity to stave off 'biodiversity meltdown'

Symbiotic relationship between Pacific Ocean coral species offers a potential solution to restore climate-damaged reefs

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Property

World - Investors could lose $8.4 trillion as climate crisis hits oceans, WWF says

Investors could lose trillions of dollars as the climate crisis hits oceans, the WWF has said. An estimated $8.4 trillion of assets and revenues are at risk from rising temperatures. The financial community is embracing green investing ahead of the COP26 summit.

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Justice

World - Opinion: Transformational opportunities for an equitable ocean commons

A frontier mentality has been a defining aspect of human history. Often this sentiment is optimistically framed in the language of aspirations and opportunities. But it can also be accompanied by unsavory narratives of over-exploitation, inequity, and conflict (1).

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Advocacy

World - Ancient cultures faced rising seas and lived to tell the tale

There’s some truth behind age-old flood myths (even Noah’s Ark and Atlantis).

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Tourism

IT - OPINION: How tourism could help save Italy's coastline - instead of destroying it

A friend recently sent me an aerial photo of Sardinia’s La Maddalena archipelago, taken from an helicopter in August, and I had to look four times before I realized what those hundreds of tiny white dots were.

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Engineering

Japan - This Pristine Beach Is One of Japan’s Last. Soon It Will Be Filled With Concrete

In rural Japan, the unstoppable forces of nature meet the immovable determination of the construction state. Can this village survive? (Paywall Applies)

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Waterways

China - Challenges at Chinese Ports are Increasingly Impacting Global Shipping

While much of the focus has been on the challenges shippers and carriers are having at getting imports offloaded at their destination ports and delivered, there are also growing backlogs at Chinese factories and ports.

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Engineering

AUS - Collaroy sea wall: Work should stop immediately, objectors say

IT might be being billed as the multimillion-dollar solution to coastal erosion, but some residents say construction of a giant sea wall in Collaroy and Narrabeen should be stopped immediately.

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Waterways

NO - World's 1st LNG-Fueled Wind-Assisted CO2 Carrier Ordered By Northern Lights

(Norway) - The Northern Lights joint venture has awarded contracts for the construction of two dedicated CO2 carriers to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.

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