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For decades, the frozen Arctic was little more than a footnote in global economic competition, but that’s changing as its ice melts with the warming climate.
New sea routes through the arctic threaten to increase emissions through maritime traffic.
While global headlines continue to focus on Russia’s “aggressive postures” against Ukraine, Moscow seems to be slowly and steadily playing its geopolitical game in the Arctic, by emphasizing the importance of the accessibility to Arctic ports and further developing the shipping lanes of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), connecting the Pacific and Atlantic.
When Karl Brunner takes tourists out on his sail charters and lobster tours, he has a trusty paper nautical chart from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) that acts as a map to the ocean.
An organization focused on protecting the waterways and wetlands surrounding Peconic Bay is set to get a major boost in funding under the state budget.
The California State Water Resources Control Board will use $4.4 million of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to fund projects in seven counties around the state.
Ships have a significant environmental impact during building, operation and when they’re scrapped, but new approaches and composite materials to replace steel – still popular due to its strength and low cost – could make vessels more sustainable, recyclable, and less noisy for marine animals.
State legislators are sponsoring bills to expand the authority overseeing water control structures in Collier County, but the state agency overseeing the governing board thinks it’s a bad idea.
Crews are back to work cutting up a section of the shipwrecked Golden Ray that contains thousands of gallons of fuel as the extensive salvage operation in St. Simons Sound seems doomed to stretch into another Atlantic hurricane season.
The Ever Given wasn’t the first ship to block the Suez Canal. A multi-ship pile-up in 2018 snarled maritime traffic there for two days. But the sheer size and bulk of the Ever Given was a much greater challenge—one that took 11 days to solve.
The cruise industry is returning to service in North America and the Caribbean, with a handful of ships either operating already or soon set to begin sailing.
A leak at an abandoned fertilizer plant is just the latest development at a site that has polluted the area since it was built
Maxim Kulinko, Deputy Director of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation’s Northern Sea Route Directorate, talked with Arctic.ru correspondent Kristina Khramtsova and discussed ways to increase freight traffic volumes to 80 million metric tons by 2024. They also talked about measures to offer year-round navigation.
A lot of ink has been spilled to explain exactly what happened in the Suez Canal, where a massive container ship got wedged across the narrow channel, idling ships or forcing lengthy detours around South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.
DETROIT — Lake Michigan appears to have hit its seasonal low for 2021 and lake levels are expected to begin their seasonal rise, according to the latest report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which tracks and forecasts Great Lakes water levels.
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur in all 50 U.S. states and many produce toxins that cause illness or death in humans and commercially important species. However, attempts to place a more exact dollar value on the full range of these impacts often vary widely in their methods and level of detail, which hinders understanding of the scale of their socio-economic effects.
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has shifted up a gear in its efforts to boost capacity.
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, state Sen. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, and state Rep. Toby Overdorf, R-Palm City, urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to eliminate regulatory discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie River as part of the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM).
Runoff from Houston’s 2016 Tax Day flood and 2017’s Hurricane Harvey flood carried human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, according to a Rice University study.
The governor declared a state of emergency after an effort to fix a breach failed. More residents are being told to leave the area.
It would be tempting to hope the recent stranding of the 1,300-foot, 220,000-ton Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal was a one-off — just a case of a very big ship getting stuck in a narrow waterway. But more than 100 ships of similar size are plying the world's waterways, and even bigger ones are being built in Asia, creating logistical challenges and concerns about more mishaps in the future.
The mega-container ship Ever Given is finally free. The Suez Canal is unblocked. Problem solved? Not even close.
The Supreme Court ruled Florida did not prove Georgia caused damage to Apalachicola Bay.
Increased traffic through the Northern Sea Route could be a financial boon to Russia, and a quicker way to export its fossil fuel reserves.
The ESAIL microsatellite for making the seas safer has picked up more than two million messages from 70,000 ships in a single day.