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CLIMATE CHANGE COULD OPEN UP ‘RIVERS IN THE SKY’ OVER EAST ASIA

10 FEB 2022 We know that the climate crisis is already having a profound effect on global weather systems, altering temperatures, rainfall, wind patterns, and more – and a new study predicts likely deluges over the mountainous parts of East Asia in the future. The pouring rain will be brought on by atmospheric …

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‘SIXTH SENSE’ THAT IS KEY TO OUR WELLBEING, BUT ONLY IF WE LISTEN TO IT

07 FEB 2022 Most people are familiar with the five senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste), but not everyone knows that we have an additional sense called interoception. This is the sense of our body’s internal state. It helps us feel and interpret internal signals that regulate vital functions …

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SAFE PLANETARY LIMIT FOR SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS HAVE BEEN BREACHED, SCIENTISTS WARN

28 JAN 2022 From sea to land to sky, Earth’s systems are contaminated with synthetic substances, and scientists warn it has already pushed the integrity of our planet over the brink. Today, there are about 350,000 human-made chemicals on the market, including plastics, pesticides, industrial chemicals, cosmetic chemicals, antibiotics, and other drugs. The fact this …

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WHAT CAUSES A TSUNAMI? THE PHYSICS BEHIND DESTRUCTIVE OCEAN WAVES

27 JAN 2022 On Jan. 15, 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga erupted, sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean in all directions. As word of the eruption spread, government agencies on surrounding islands and in places as far away as New Zealand, Japan and even the …

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OCEAN TEMPERATURES JUST SMASHED A NEW RECORD FOR THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW

20 JAN 2022 Ocean temperatures the world over are building at a relentless rate as humans continue to alter the atmosphere around them. In 2021, according to a new summary of two international datasets, the wave of warmth in our oceans hit a new peak, eclipsing the influence of cooler …

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IS ECONOMIC GROWTH COMPATIBLE WITH DECARBONIZATION?

06 JAN 2022  Economic growth is the aim of many policies. Still, economic growth is also the ultimate cause of pollution and climate change. A growing consensus of activists and scientists calls for ending economic growth and even “de-growth” in rich countries – pointing to the urgent need to protect …

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SEA LEVEL RISE IS ALREADY MAKING BANGLADESH’S WATER UNDRINKABLE

  02 JAN 2022 Twice a week, 50-year-old Brajasundari loads a collection of jerrycans onto a pedal cart, climbs aboard and travels three kilometres from her village Kanchrahati to buy water. Millions of women in arid and semi-arid regions of South Asia would call her lucky; they must do this …

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ANTARCTICA’S “DOOMSDAY” GLACIER COULD RAISE SEA LEVEL BY TWO FEET

01 JAN 2022  The massive Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by more than 25 inches if it were to completely collapse. And, worryingly, recent research suggests that its long-term stability is doubtful as the glacier haemorrhages more and more ice. Adding 25 inches to global sea levels …

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2021 PORT CONGESTION REPORT

30 DEC 2021 Introduction Vessel and port congestion levels in 2021 so far have been unprecedented, significantly impacting capacity in the Container and Bulker sectors and disrupting global supply chains. Global shipping congestion in 2021 has been profound in many ways. From Covid-19 related port disruptions, the continuation of the …

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TOP TEN NEWS STORIES OF 2021

31 DEC 2021  Between the cruise shutdown, the grounding of a giant boxship in the Suez Canal and the uneasy situation in the South China Sea, 2021 was a banner year for news. The grounding of the Ever Given was far and away the most captivating story of the year, attracting about 400,000 page views …

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