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CANADA SAYS CHINA HAS ROLE TO PLAY IN KEEPING RED SEA SAFE

22 FEB 2024 Canada’s Foreign Minister Melanie Joly on Sunday said China should play a role in keeping the Red Sea safe for commerce because Chinese ships are at risk there as well, and urged Beijing to stop helping Russia sidestep international sanctions. In an interview, Joly said she told China’s Foreign …

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WORLD’S CORAL REEFS ARE 25 PERCENT BIGGER THAN WE THOUGHT

19 FEB 2024  The world’s coral reefs are close to 25% larger than we thought. By using satellite images, machine learning and on-ground knowledge from a global network of people living and working on coral reefs, we found an extra 64,000 square kilometers of coral reefs – an area the size of Ireland. …

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MAERSK BOXSHIP CAPTAIN DELIVERS WEATHER SEMINAR WHILE UNDER WAY

13 FEB 2024  On February 1, MITAGS instructor and professional mariner Captain Rich Madden delivered a live seminar for U.S. National Weather Service forecasters from the container ship Maersk Columbus, which was transiting off the coast of West Africa. It may be among the first educational seminars delivered remotely from a merchant ship …

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SIX BISHOPS DEMAND ACTION TO PROTECT PHILIPPINE FISHERMEN FROM CHINA

09 FEB 2024  The Philippines is a heavily Catholic nation, and the views of the church carry weight – so it made national news when six bishops called on the government to do more to protect Philippine fishermen from Chinese incursions.  The bishops – all from jurisdictions with artisanal fishing …

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SEVERAL BIZARRE VISUAL SYMPTOMS SHOWN TO BE A STRONG PREDICTOR FOR ALZHEIMER’S

03 FEB 2024 The rare condition posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) involves strange, troubling issues with vision and spatial awareness – including difficulty judging distances, seeing movement, and recognizing objects – and a new study highlights its close relationship to Alzheimer’s disease in more detail than ever before. PCA and Alzheimer’s have long been linked …

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WHO WARNS CANCER CASES WILL JUMP 77% BY 2050. HERE’S WHY.

02 FEB 2024 The number of new cancer cases will rise to more than 35 million in 2050 – 77 percent higher than the figure in 2022, the World Health Organization‘s cancer agency warned Thursday. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) cited tobacco, alcohol, obesity and air pollution as key factors in the estimated rise. “Over …

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AMID RED SEA CRISIS, SHIPS NOW FACE RISE IN SOMALI PIRACY

31 FEB 2024 Piracy off Somalia’s coast has increased since maritime security was disrupted by Houthi militants’ attacks on ships in the Red Sea in response to the Israel-Hamas war. The Horn of Africa nation has recorded five assaults on commercial ships off its coast since November, Hassan Mohamed Afrah, the …

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CAN CHINA USE OFFSHORE WIND TO END RELIANCE ON FOREIGN LNG AND COAL?

29 FEB 2024  And could that make Beijing more open to risk-taking, including vis-à-vis Taiwan? A worldwide scramble for energy supplies following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has intensified China’s quest for energy security. The nation is doubling down on all forms of domestic energy generation – from coal to renewables …

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RISING TO THE CHALLENGES OF CO2 SHIPPING

27 JAN 2024  While CO2 has been transported by sea for nearly fifty years, we will soon see a fast-growing demand to move larger volumes of CO2 in order to support efforts to decarbonize shipping and heavy industry. Forecasts for growth in demand for CO2 shipping are largely based on …

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THOUSANDS OF US CITIES COULD VERGE ON BECOMING GHOST TOWNS BY 2100, STUDY FINDS

26  JAN 2024 In 2100, our world will likely look drastically different to what it does today, either reshaped by natural forces driven by climate change or by humans saving their own skin. Our cities could look totally different too – and some might be shadows of their former selves. A new …

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