Monthly Archives: March 2022

HERE’S WHAT DOOMSCROLLING IS DOING TO YOUR BRAIN – AND HOW TO FIX IT

20 MAR 2022 Many people have experienced chronic stress since the pandemic lockdowns. Added to this are the climate crisis, the increasing cost of living and most recently threats to European and global security due to the conflict in Ukraine. To some, it may seem that there is never any good …

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KEEP IT CLEAN

19 MAR 2022 With the maritime industry’s growing awareness of its environmental responsibilities, water treatment companies are focused on improving the cleanliness of wastewater discharge and the efficiency of various treatment options. It’s a fact so commonly known that it’s almost a cliché – that the seas occupy over two-thirds …

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RECAAP: TEN ROBBERIES IN SINGAPORE STRAIT IN FIRST SEVEN WEEKS OF 2022

18 MAR 2022  Sea robberies and the boarding of vessels underway in the Singapore strait are continuing with the reporting agency for the region issuing alerts to seafarers and warning for the need to increase vigilance and maintain lookouts while transiting the Singapore Strait. ReCAAP ISC issued repeated warnings of …

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IACS VOTES TO EXPEL RUSSIAN MARITIME REGISTER

17 MAR 2022  The members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) have voted to expel the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping from their ranks, citing the impact of allied sanctions.  Following Russia’s sudden invasion of Ukraine on February 24, NATO’s allied nations have imposed punishing sanctions on the …

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HOW SHACKLETON’S NAVIGATOR SAVED THE CREW OF THE ENDURANCE

16 MAR 2022  When the wreck of Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance was found nearly 10,000 feet below the surface of Antarctica’s Weddell Sea in March 2022, it was located just four miles from its last known position, as recorded by the Endurance’s captain and navigator, Frank Worsley, in November 1915. That’s an astonishing degree of accuracy …

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RUSSIA’S ARCTIC GAS IS FUNDING THE WAR IN UKRAINE

15 MAR 2022 In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the seven other member states of the Arctic Council have hit a “pause” button on cooperation. Gas from the Russian Arctic, however, is continuing to flow into Europe uninterrupted. The political theater of halting Arctic Council diplomacy will have little effect …

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IMO CALLS FOR MARITIME SAFETY CORRIDORS TO EVACUATE SHIPS STRANDED BY UKRAINE CONFLICT

14 MAR 2022 The UN’s shipping agency will seek to create a safe maritime corridor to enable merchant ships and their crews stuck in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to sail away without the risk of being hit, it said on Friday. Russia’s military took control of waterways when it …

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IMO COUNCIL ADDRESSES DANGERS TO SHIPPING AND SEAFARERS DURING EMERGENCY MEETING ON UKRAINE

13 MAR 2022 The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 40-Member Council met virtually for an extraordinary session this week to address the impacts on shipping and seafarers in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov in light of Russia’s continuing invasion of Ukraine. The IMO Council serves as agency’s “executive …

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HERE’S WHY NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS CAN’T HELP UKRAINE

14 MAR 2022 While most of the world is concerned with keeping Russian fighter jets out of NATO airspace, Russian warships have already incurred on NATO territorial waters. So why can’t the US Navy can’t send an Aircraft Carrier into the Black Sea to protect Romania and NATO merchant ships or …

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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MOLECULE COULD BE THE NEXT BIG THING IN ASTHMA TREATMENTS

13 MAR 2022 A new class of immunotherapy drugs – used to treat arthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease – might also work for those with severe asthma. The pharmaceuticals are known as ‘jakinibs‘ because they inhibit the protein JAK1. This protein plays an essential role in the body’s immune …

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