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NOT ‘JUST SUMMER’. DEADLY HEAT WAVES IN 2024 ARE THE TOLL OF CLIMATE CHANGE

18 JULY 2024 Less than a month into summer 2024, the vast majority of the US population has already experienced an extreme heat wave. Millions of people were under heat warnings across the western US in early July or sweating through humid heat in the East. Death Valley hit a …

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SHIPS FLEEING THE RED SEA NOW FACE PERILOUS AFRICAN WEATHER

17 JULY 2024 Ships sailing around the southern tip of Africa are wrestling with a bout of bad weather that has already run one vessel aground and seen another lose more than 40 containers overboard.  CMA CGM SA said on Thursday that its ship CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin earlier this week lost …

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NEW MAP REVEALS THE PREDICTED FUTURE CLIMATE WHERE YOU LIVE

16 JULY 2024 As extreme storms, floods, fires, droughts, cold snaps, and heat waves hit us harder and more often than ever, more than half of our planet is predicted to shift into new climate zones by the end of the century. A new interactive map, The Future Urban Climates, …

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IMB: VIOLENCE AGAINST CREW ON THE RISE AMIDST DROP IN PIRACY

15 JULY 2024  The safety of crews on merchant ships is increasingly becoming a major concern owing to the rise in violent attacks despite a notable decrease in maritime piracy incidents, according to the latest update from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center. Much of the increase stems from …

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CMA CGM SHIP LOSES 44 CONTAINERS IN HEAVY WEATHER OFF SOUTH AFRICA

14 JULY 2924 A CMA CGM containership lost 44 containers overboard amid heavy weather off the coast of South Africa on Tuesday. The incident occurred while the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin was enroute from Asia to Europe. “On Tuesday, 9th July 2024, while proceeding on her westbound voyage from Asia …

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IRAN RELEASES CHEVRON-CHARTERED TANKER HELD FOR 15 MONTHS AFTER TAKING OIL

14 JULY 2024  Tracking services and the AIS signal from the Marshall Island-flagged tanker Advantage Sweet show the vessel underway and bound for Khor Fakkan in the United Arab Emirates nearly 15 months after the tanker was detained by Iranian forces. The latest AIS data shows that the tanker has …

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MARLIN LUANDA AND PEMEX MAYA CREWS RECEIVE TOP IMO BRAVERY AWARD

13 JULY 2024 The tanker Marlin Luanda, carrying Russian naphtha, pictured January 27, 2024 after it was struck by a Houthi missile in the Gulf of Aden. Photo courtesy Indian Navy The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced the recipients of the 2024 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea …

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MOL AND BERGE BULK ROLL OUT MORE WIND-ASSISTED PROPULSION ON BULKERS

12 JULY 2024  The shipping industry is continuing to take its early steps toward the integration of wind-assisted propulsion into long-distance ocean shipping. Two leaders in bulk shipping, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Berge Bulk both have deployed wind technology on additional vessels as the industry continues to explore the …

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AUDHD EXPLAINED: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES

11 JULY 2024 You may have seen some new ways to describe when someone is autistic and also has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The terms “AuDHD” or sometimes “AutiADHD” are being used on social media, with people describing what they experience or have seen as clinicians. It might seem surprising …

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INDUSTRY CALLS FOR MEASUREMENT AND REGULATION TO TACKLE METHANE SLIP

10 JULY 2024  Focusing on the problem of methane slip in the “well-to-wake” approach, an industry-led group released its first report detailing research, trials, and the required steps to create greater understanding and eliminate the problems of methane slip associated with liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels. The report outlines the …

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