Environmental

USCG Flush Ice down River Systems to Facilitate Shipping

  The Coast Guard cutter fleet is flushing ice through the Great Lakes river systems to prevent ice jams and facilitate commercial shipping as the shipping season

Chile Desert Rains Sign of Climate Change

  The heavy rainfall that battered Chile's usually arid north this week happened because of climate change, a senior meteorologist said, as the region gradually

Mexico Unveils National Strategy ahead of Paris Climate Talks

  Mexico on Friday said it will cap its greenhouse gas emissions by 2026, becoming one of the first countries to formally submit its national climate plan the

TDDCL Seeks Input for New Repair Yard

Trinidad Dry Dock Company to develop new ship repair yard at Port of Spain; company requests Expressions of Interest for Environmental Impact Assessment and Geotechnical

Georgia Passes Solar-friendly Legislation

Solar electric power would become far more accessible to Georgia homeowners under a bill approved by state lawmakers on Friday, making it easier to lease solar

Weather and Meteorology Seminar for Mariners

Confident Captain/Ocean Pros has teamed up with Safe/Sea and weather service Commander’s Weather to provide a seminar on how weather and meteorology affects mariners.

USCG Conducting Ice Flushing Operations

  The Coast Guard cutter fleet is flushing ice through the Great Lakes river systems to prevent ice jams and facilitate commercial shipping as the shipping season

Nations Convene for Arctic Maritime Discussion

Citing an increasing need to ensure safety, security and stewardship of Arctic waters, member countries of the Arctic Council gathered at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

Shell Moves Rigs to Alaska Ahead of Possible Drilling Permit

Royal Dutch Shell is moving oil rigs to Alaska ahead of the possible resumption of controversial drilling activities as the oil major awaits the green light from U.

Rolls-Royce Propulsion for Polar Research Vessel

Rolls-Royce informs it has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder Fincantieri to supply a fully integrated propulsion system for Norway’s new Polar Research Vessel,

Holland America Line Ships Score 100

  On recent routine United States Public Health inspections (USPHI) conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Holland America Line’s ms Statendam,

Damen joins World Ocean Council

 Dutch-based Damen Shipyards Group has become the latest member of the World Ocean Council (WOC).    The global shipbuilder headquartered in the Netherlands is

Canada's New Brunswick Bans Fracking, Plans Study

Lawmakers in New Brunswick voted on Thursday to prohibit fracking in the eastern Canadian province, committing to study the controversial method of extracting oil

Dutch Court to Hear Challenge to Cabinet's Gas Production Plan

The Netherlands' highest court for administrative law has agreed to hear a challenge to the government's plan for output from the Groningen gas field, a spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday.

Norway, Britain to Build World's Longest Subsea Power Cable

The world's longest subsea electricity transmission cable is to be laid between Norway and Britain by 2021, Norway's Statnett said on Thursday. The 730km 1.4

ABB, Samsung SDI JV to Develop Microgrids Globally

  ABB and Samsung SDI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote microgrid solutions globally. The two companies will establish a global commercial alliance

Icebreaker Murmansk Launched at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

  The 16 MW Icebreaker for the Russian Ministry of Transport was launched at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard on March 25th, 2015. Before floating the vessel, she was

EALs & Oil Spill Remediation

EALs & Oil Spill Remediation: The Effects of EALs on Oil Spill and Discharge Reporting and Remediation In the wake of increased environmental scrutiny and potentially expanding liability issues,

Studies Show U.S. Offshore’s Untapped Potential

  While short-term news emanating from the global energy sector was universally negative in the waning months of 2014 as the price per barrel continued to plummet below $60,

Moskito to Recover Oil from Sunken Wrecks

  A tool for removing oil in submerged vessels was developed in Norway by Miko Marine. Moskito is designed to address the pollution threat that exists with the

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