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The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 accomplished a 56-hour, record-setting flight over the Pacific Ocean on Saturday night. Pilot Bertrand Piccard guided the plane from Hawaii to San Francisco. The solar aircraft began its journey in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi, and has made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan
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2016-04-24 10:18:36
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will encourage ships flying its flag to take the Northwest Passage via the Arctic Ocean, a route opened up by global warming, to cut travel times between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, a state-run newspaper said on Wednesday.
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2016-04-19 22:39:10
Thursday, January 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Strong progress made on everything from biodiversity to recycling will all be put at risk if the UK votes to leave the European Union Scientists recently declared that the evidence is compelling enough to say we are now living in the Anthropocene. Humanity’s impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and wildlife has, they argued, pushed the world into this new epoch
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2016-01-21 09:19:54
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hurricanes in the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says.
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2016-01-20 15:06:25
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
One refuse truck’s-worth of plastic is dumped into the sea every minute, and the situation is getting worseAs a record-breaking sailor, Dame Ellen MacArthur has seen more of the world’s oceans than almost anyone else. Now she is warning that there will be more waste plastic in the sea than fish by 2050, unless the industry cleans up its act
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2016-01-19 08:23:39
Monday, January 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - The amount of heat soaked up by the oceans has surged in the past two decades in a sign of worsening global warming despite a slowdown in temperature rises at the Earth's surface, a U.S. study showed on Monday.
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2016-01-18 10:24:33
Monday, January 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - The biggest icebergs breaking off Antarctica unexpectedly help to slow global warming as they melt away into the chill Southern Ocean, scientists said on Monday.









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2016-01-11 10:05:14
Friday, December 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Valhalla Energia plans to build a hydroelectric power generation plant in Chile's parched Atacama desert, the world's driest, by using solar energy to pump sea water up the side of a 600 meter cliff and then have it rush back down to the Pacific Ocean below.
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2015-12-04 14:20:27
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
To solve the climate problem, policy must be based on facts and not prejudice. Alongside renewables, Nuclear will make the difference between the world missing crucial climate targets or achieving them
All four of us have dedicated our scientific careers to understand the processes and impacts of climate change, variously studying ocean systems, tropical cyclones, ice sheets and ecosystems as well as impacts on human societies
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2015-12-03 07:00:12
Monday, November 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A company called Carnegie Wave Energy is pushing the boundaries of wave-energy technology, and Australian island and coastal communities could be the first to take advantage of it What is Guardian Sustainable Business? Find out here Meet our advisory council Alan Burns had an “epiphany” about the potential of ocean energy after being pummelled by the surf off Rottnest Island, near Perth
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2015-11-30 19:17:19
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Small island nations are at the mercy of climate change and rising water levels. Leaders at COP 21 must fight for the emissions cuts that will allow our survivalIn the Caribbean island of Grenada, people know the ocean is rising. Water is about to reach houses in the coastal villages of Soubise and Marquis
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2015-11-24 07:30:20