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OSLO (Reuters) - The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.
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2017-03-22 11:03:11
The state lacks the rainfall, rivers and mountains to run a conventional hydro system, but the ocean could step inThe federal government has announced a $2 billion plan to expand the iconic Snowy Hydro scheme. It will carry out a feasibility study into the idea of adding “pumped hydro” storage capacity, which it says could power up to 500,000 homes
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2017-03-16 22:48:01
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Invented a century ago, rotating columns fixed to ship’s deck interact with wind to provide forward thrust and could make 10% fuel savingAn ocean-going tanker is to be fitted with a type of “spinning sail” invented almost a century ago in a step that could lead to more environmentally friendly tankers worldwide
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2017-03-14 06:57:47
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming will disrupt four-fifths of the world's oceans by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, threatening fish that are the main source of food for a billion people, scientists said on Tuesday.
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2017-03-07 10:09:21
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean became the first nation on Tuesday to ratify a 2016 accord to cut the use of powerful factory-made greenhouse gases, saying the survival of the nation was at risk from climate change.
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2017-02-28 00:20:53
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Ocean scientists will pick 50 coral reefs worldwide to test ways to limit damage from climate change, pollution and over-fishing that threatens to wipe out 90 percent of all reefs by 2050, according to a plan launched on Thursday.
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2017-02-23 10:06:07
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, in a push to leave his stamp on the environment before Republican Donald Trump takes office next month.
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2016-12-20 17:00:04
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures are likely to dip next year from a sizzling record high in 2016, when man-made global warming was slightly boosted by a natural El Nino event in the Pacific Ocean, scientists said on Tuesday.
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2016-12-20 09:16:55
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Investment fund would help wave and tidal power to provide a tenth of the bloc’s power by 2050The EU is proposing to spend hundreds of millions of euros to help the budding ocean energy industry to provide a tenth of the bloc’s power by 2050.
The boost would take the form of a €250m investment fund, with an additional €70m set aside for insurance, loans and guarantees, according to the roadmap for channelling the potential of wave and tidal energy
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2016-11-09 05:51:48
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - Drive your car 4,000 km (2,500 miles) and its greenhouse gas emissions will melt three square meters (32 square feet) of ice on the Arctic Ocean, according to a study on Thursday that found a direct link between carbon dioxide and the shrinking ice.
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2016-11-03 13:04:44
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - As clocks passed midnight into Friday, remote islands in the Pacific Ocean, many in danger of rising seas from global warming, kicked off a rolling start as last year's global agreement to slow climate change took effect.
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2016-11-03 11:27:12