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PEOPLE WITH LONG COVID ARE TRAVELING OVERSEAS FOR EXPENSIVE ‘BLOODWASHING’ TREATMENTS

19 JULY 2022 Some people experiencing debilitating long COVID symptoms have spent tens of thousands of euros traveling across Europe to access a ‘blood-washing’ procedure that is experimental and unproven.  ‘Blood washing’, or apheresis, involves extracting a person’s blood, filtering the blood to remove lipids and inflammatory proteins, and reinfusing …

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INDONESIA JAILS SHIP CAPTAIN OVER ILLEGAL ANCHORING

18 JULY 2022 More reporting today that the Indonesian Navy is seizing ships and holding captains for allegedly anchoring illegaly in its waters. The captain of a fuel tanker arrested by the Indonesian navy in May on suspicion of illegally anchoring in its waters has been jailed for 15 days and fined 200 …

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SEVEN KEY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FOR FPSOS

17 JULY 2022  As global industry wrestles with the challenges of delivering the energy transition, significant attention has been focused on the production of cleaner energy from renewable sources to fuel sweeping decarbonization efforts. However, if any net zero or global warming targets are to be met, we also need …

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16 JULY 2022SUICIDE AT SEA IS LIKELY UNDERREPORTED

16 JULY 2022 The UK Department for Transport and the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have released a new research study on seafarer wellbeing, and it suggests new avenues for improvement in providing care and understanding the scope of the challenges facing mariners today. Recorded numbers are “likely to be …

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HAPAG BOXSHIP ARRIVES IN ALGECIRAS MISSING ITS CAPTAIN

14 JULY 2022  Spanish authorities are investigating the mysterious disappearance of the captain of a containership that arrived late last week at the Port of Algeciras.  The 50,789 dwt Algeciras Express departed from the port of Yalova on the Sea of Marmara south of Istanbul on June 30. La Guardia Civil de …

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SHELL TO BUILD EUROPE’S LARGEST RENEWABLE HYDROGEN PLANT IN ROTTERDAM

15 JULY 2022  Shell has decided to proceed with the construction of a massive new hydrogen plant in Rotterdam, which is expected to become Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant when it starts operations in 2025, and will significantly increase Shell’s hydrogen production. Known as Holland Hydrogen I, the facility will …

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HOW HOT IS TOO HOT FOR THE HUMAN BODY? IT’S LIKELY LESS THAN YOU THINK

14 JULY 2022 Heat waves are becoming supercharged as the climate changes – lasting longer, becoming more frequent and getting just plain hotter. One question a lot of people are asking is: “When will it get too hot for normal daily activity as we know it, even for young, healthy adults?” The …

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WHERE DOES ‘BRAIN FOG’ COME FROM? NEW EVIDENCE COULD SOLVE THE COVID MYSTERY

13 JULY 2022 A small new study published Tuesday by scientists at the US National Institutes of Health suggests that the immune response triggered by coronavirus infections damages the brain’s blood vessels and could be responsible for long COVID symptoms. ​The paper, published in the journal Brain, was based on brain autopsies from nine …

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THREE MARITIME TRANSITION SCENARIOS: DECARBONIZATION PLAYBOOK PART 1

12 JULY 2022 The maritime transportation network is exposed to mounting risks caused by climate change-driven rising sea levels and more frequent and violent storms in addition to increasing societal pressure as a result of climate-driven environmental changes and events. Shipping as a critical component in global trade is forced …

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ALGAE BLOOMS FROM CHINESE FISHMEAL PLANTS HURT THE GAMBIA’S FISHERIES

11 JULY 2022  On and off for almost four years now, vast quantities of dead seaweed have been washing up along beaches in The Gambia. The “Smiling Coast” of West Africa, as the country is affectionately known, has long been popular with tourists who enjoy its white sandy beaches and …

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