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Attempts to artificially manipulate the Arctic climate by “whitening” the surface of the ocean in order to reflect sunlight back into space and so mimic the effect of lost sea ice are almost certainly doomed to fail, scientists said.







UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-04-28 14:02:13
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OSLO (Reuters) - Economic output by the world's oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivaling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.






UKReuters via Reuters
2015-04-22 17:05:28
Friday, April 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A U.S. Interior Department agency, saying “all the required components are in place,” has quietly set the clock moving on a very brief public comment period on Shell Oil’s plans to drill for oil in Arctic waters this summer. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has set a May 10, 2015, date for approving, modifying or rejecting Shell’s plans, allowing the oil giant plenty of time to proceed with
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2015-04-10 15:07:37
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Almost one third of our electricity needs can be met by a predictable, renewable and yet largely untapped resource: ocean waves. Read more...
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2015-04-10 04:12:05
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
The federal government’s proposal for future offshore oil and natural gas leasing is already too restrictive and should not be reduced any further, according tocommentsAPI submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently.
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2015-04-01 08:51:53
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CHARLESTON — Thousands of opinions poured in Monday as the deadline approached for commenting on the contentious issue of drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was receiving comments through midnight Monday on what should be studied in an environmental impact statement of offshore drilling, which later this decade could include the Atlantic
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2015-03-31 23:34:52
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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued its first wind energy research lease in the US to Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME).
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2015-03-29 21:21:04
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
'Drilling in the Arctic Ocean will not only continue the destruction of this unique environment but also contribute to the plague of human-caused climate change already affecting the entire planet,' wrote the Arctic explorer Eric Larsen.
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2015-03-24 13:15:40
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In this March 11, 2015 file photo, opponents of opening waters off the Carolinas coast to oil and natural gas exploration hold signs in Mount Pleasant, S.C. They were standing outside a motel where the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held a meeting to take public comment.
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2015-03-24 08:29:46
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Savannahians can weigh in on offshore drilling at a public meeting today. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has scheduled the meeting in Savannah to address the government’s proposal to open up sections of the Eastern seaboard to oil and gas drilling. The Obama administration in January released its draft five-year program to allow oil and gas exploration and drilling at one site on
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2015-03-24 03:22:05
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The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is trying to open the Mid- and South-Atlantic Ocean to exploration and development of offshore oil and gas.
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2015-03-23 21:56:53
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Perry Carroll of The Solar Cloth Company explains why his flexible solar sail panels can generate energy not only at on sea but on millions of spaces on land
It was as the moon hit the sails of his yacht in the Atlantic Ocean that the thought struck Perry Carroll.
“You’ve got a sail and you have got some sun, you must be able to find a way to put those solar sails on that fabric,” he said
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-03-22 07:29:31
Saturday, March 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
MONT SAINT MICHEL, France (Reuters) - Towns on France's North Atlantic coast braced for their first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the full moon and this week's solar eclipse combined to create an ocean surge not seen since 1997.






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2015-03-21 08:00:03
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Dear EarthTalk : How do environmentalists feel about the concept of ocean fertilization as a form of carbon sequestration? — Jeffrey Edwards, Pomfret, CT
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2015-03-19 03:17:16
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It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity and potable water, all while generating zero emissions. I...
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2015-03-17 19:42:08