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IF THE WAR IN UKRAINE GOES NUCLEAR, WHAT WOULD IT DO TO THE OCEANS?

21 NOV 2022  After a regional nuclear exchange, soot in the upper atmosphere would reduce light and heat at the surface, with profound and long-lasting effects. The US and Russia have recently agreed to hold talks on the New START Treaty, the only accord left regulating the two largest nuclear arsenals in …

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CYBERSECURITY RISK REMAINS THE LEADING CONCERN FOR AUTONOMOUS SHIPPING

20 NOV 2022  Since the commencement of the EU-backed Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks (MUNIN) project, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) technologies, infrastructures, and the overall ecosystem have developed rapidly. Norway has been leading the MASS development race, and the autonomous electric container ship Yara Birkeland has received international attention. …

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BRAZILIAN COURT DENIES EFFORTS TO DOCK “TOXIC” AIRCRAFT CARRIER

18 NOV 2022  A federal court in Brazil blocked efforts by the Brazilian Navy to dock the decommissioned aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo more than a month after the vessel returned to Brazil in the controversy over its scrapping. Continuing to be labeled a “toxic” ship the carrier is now stranded offshore …

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PEOPLE WITH COMPLETE PARALYSIS WALK AGAIN AFTER NERVE STIMULATION BREAKTHROUGH

17 NOV 2022 Using a mix of electrical stimulation and intense physical therapy, nine people with chronic spinal injuries have had their ability to walk restored. All suffered from severe or complete paralysis as a result of damage to their spinal cord. Incredibly, the volunteers all saw improvements immediately, and continued …

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PARTNERING TOWARDS ZERO EMISSIONS SHIPPING: PLAYBOOK PART 4

16 NOV 2022 The shipping industry is accelerating its decarbonization efforts, building on past initiatives for example, (Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), to meet more ambitious targets. The sector appreciates that effective large-scale decarbonization requires alignment and collaboration across the ecosystem. This is …

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WHO WILL FINANCE THE GREEN TRANSITION IN SHIPPING?

15 NOV 2022 The shipping industry must invest in new vessels, fuels and infrastructure to achieve its 2050 climate goals, but there’s still a massive funding gap to 2030 and major uncertainty over regulation and technology. International shipping is responsible for nearly three percent of global emissions. The International Maritime Organization …

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IN LATIN AMERICA, RESISTANCE TO DEEP-SEA MINING IS GROWING

14 NOV 2022  Almost a year ago, Sandor Mulsow told China Dialogue Ocean that the body charged with both protecting the international seabed and developing rules to govern its exploitation, the International Seabed Authority (ISA), is in fact promoting mining. Mulsow is a former head of environment and minerals at ISA. The …

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EARTH’S POPULATION EXPLODES TO 8 BILLION HUMANS THIS MONTH

10 NOV 2022 Since the emergence of the first humans in Africa over 2 million years ago, the world’s population has ballooned, with only fleeting pauses to the increasing number of people sharing planet Earth. As the global population teeters on 8 billion – a milestone expected to be reached …

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GROUNDED SUPERTANKER COULD TAKE A MONTH TO FREE -INDONESIA NAVY

09 NOV 2022 Indonesian authorities said on Monday it could take up to a month to free a crude oil tanker stuck in its waters, while the United States slapped sanctions on the vessel for alleged links to Hezbollah and a branch of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. The Indonesian navy has been trying …

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COP27 FRAMES CLIMATE CHANGE AS ‘BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL’

08 NOV 2022 World leaders and diplomats framed the fight against global warming as a battle for human survival during opening speeches at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt on Monday, with the head of the United Nations declaring a lack of progress so far had the world speeding down a “highway …

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