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By Minimizing Fluid Friction, Ships Can Become More Fuel Efficient and Reduce Harmful Emissions

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By Minimizing Fluid Friction, Ships Can Become More Fuel Efficient and Reduce Harmful Emissions

Source: Phys.org/Sonia Fernandez/UC Santa Barbara - June 29, 2017

Imagine walking from one side of a swimming pool to the other. Each step takes great effort—that's what makes water aerobics such effective physical exercise.

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Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico Could Double in Size This Year

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Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico Could Double in Size This Year

Source: Seeker/Matt Smith - June 26, 2017

The oxygen-poor “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico may be the biggest on record this year, nearly doubling in size to cover an area more…

Trash-Eating Seagulls Are Polluting Waters With Tons of Nutrients From Waste

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Trash-Eating Seagulls Are Polluting Waters With Tons of Nutrients From Waste

Source: Science Daily/Duke University - June 23, 2017

At least 1.4 million seagulls feed at landfills across North America, which aside from the nuisance it might pose, is also a threat to the more…

Corals Document History of Pollution in Tropical Oceans

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Corals Document History of Pollution in Tropical Oceans

Source: Hakai Magazine/Pippa Wysong - June 19, 2017

Coral reefs are expert record keepers. Corals build their calcium homes in layers that accumulate over decades or even millennia, and differences between these layers more…

An Ocean Detox: New Technology Could Remove Toxic Metals From Water

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An Ocean Detox: New Technology Could Remove Toxic Metals From Water

Source: Hakai Magazine/Michael Allen - May 1, 2017

When heavy rain hits New Caledonia, the rivers run red.

Located about 1,200 kilometers east of Australia, New Caledonia has one of the world’s most more…

BP Working to Get Leaking Oil Well in Alaska Under Control

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BP Working to Get Leaking Oil Well in Alaska Under Control

Source: The Washington Post/Steven Mufson - April 19, 2017

A BP oil and gas production well in Alaska’s North Slope blew out Friday morning, and on Saturday afternoon, the well was still not under more…

Three Ways The Commercial Shipping Industry Can Improve Their Environmental Footprint

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Three Ways The Commercial Shipping Industry Can Improve Their Environmental Footprint

Source: The Conversation/Martina Doblin - April 12, 2017

Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, more…

1,220 Species Around the World Are Affected By Litter in the Ocean

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1,220 Species Around the World Are Affected By Litter in the Ocean

Source: Phys.org/ Alfred Wegener Institute - March 29, 2017

Where is marine litter concentrated, and which species and ecosystems does it affect? Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have for the first time compiled more…

A New Use For Plastic: Entrepreneur Turns Waste Into a Way to Save Trees in Kenya

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A New Use For Plastic: Entrepreneur Turns Waste Into a Way to Save Trees in Kenya

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Benson Rioba - March 16, 2017

Plastic littering the streets of Kariobangi is an eyesore for many residents. But for Aghan Oscar it spells opportunity.

Thirteen years ago, Aghan, bothered by more…

Dell First to Use Recycled Ocean Plastics Packaging in Computer Industry

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Dell First to Use Recycled Ocean Plastics Packaging in Computer Industry

Source: The Nation - March 10, 2017

Dell announced that it has become the first computer manufacturer to ship ocean plastics packaging, the result of an innovative, commercial-scale pilot program.

Dell said more…