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OSLO (Reuters) - Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote region that is thawing amid global warming, scientists say.
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2017-08-11 07:42:00
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Turbines for £200m Hywind project will be towed from Norway across North Sea and moored to seabed off north-east ScotlandThe world’s first floating windfarm has taken to the seas in a sign that a technology once confined to research and development drawing boards is finally ready to unlock expanses of ocean for generating renewable power
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2017-06-27 08:55:25
Friday, June 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States supported a global call to action at the United Nations on Friday to conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources, even as it noted President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from a pact to fight climate change.
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2017-06-09 17:09:31
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - The United States is resisting plans to highlight how climate change is disrupting life in the oceans at a U.N. conference of almost 200 nations next week, Sweden's deputy prime minister, who will co-chair the talks, said on Tuesday.
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2017-05-30 14:35:13
Thursday, May 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
As CO2 levels rise, controversial techniques including carbon capture and storage, enhanced weathering and reforestation may be solutionsIn the 2015 Paris climate agreement, 195 nations committed to limit global warming to two degrees above pre-industrial levels. But some, like Eelco Rohling, professor of ocean and climate change at the Australian National University’s research school of earth sciences, now argue that this target cannot be achieved unless ways to remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are found, and emissions are slashed
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2017-05-04 18:40:19
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Thursday, March 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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