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Glycerol show promise as a marine fuelWorld Fishing | 13 Nov 2013
One solution to combat the challenge of rising fuel costs, tightening emissions regulations and managing pollution risk may be the use of glycerol (glycerine) as a fuel for marine diesel engines.
245: Maritime Silk Road (radio)worldoceanobservatory.org | 05 Nov 2013
The "silk road" of Marco Polo's 13th century journey to the East is being revived, as is its ocean parallel, the "maritime silk road" which is fast-becoming a major player in China's rise as a global economic power. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill will discuss China as the emerging world market and trade partner and the role of the ocean in the presence of rising demand for oil, goods and services.
EARTHCARE and Biminites on Bimini proposed cruise ship terminalthebahamasweekly.com | 30 Sep 2013
EARTHCARE is very concerned by the revelations in the press regarding the development plans for Bimini. Several Environmental Organizations have been trying to find out if there is an Environmental Impact Assessment completed for the proposed development.
Marine: New rules for cleaning bottomsNew Zealand Herald | 28 Sep 2013
Although most boat owners will not have been aware of it, over the past three years the Government's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reassessed all antifouling paints used in New Zealand. The aim has been to ensure that both the environment and those applying the paints are properly protected, preferably without unduly compromising the effectiveness of the antifouling paints.
Mediterranean aquatic pest spreads to TaurangaNew Zealand Herald | 25 Sep 2013
The invasive Mediterranean aquatic pest has spread to Tauranga Harbour. Bay of Plenty Regional Council confirmed a single specimen of the invasive aquatic pest Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) had been found at Pilot Bay in Tauranga Harbour.
Shipping companies agree to slow down to save whalesNew Zealand Herald | 21 Sep 2013
Shipping companies have agreed to slow down and alter course in the Hauraki Gulf in an effort to save an endangered resident whale. A protocol between Ports of Auckland and the shipping industry aims to reduce fatalities from ship strikes, which take a significant toll on New Zealand's Bryde's whale population and other marine mammals.
Whale of an achievementNew Zealand Herald | 21 Sep 2013
After a six-year campaign, the shipping industry this week agreed to reduce speeds in the Hauraki Gulf, and take other measures to improve the chances of Bryde's whales surviving ship strikes.
Eco-friendly boat a world firstNew Zealand Herald | 08 Sep 2013
The world's largest solar-powered boat was dreamed up by a trail-blazing Kiwi designer and his team in a tiny Auckland waterfront office. Looking like something from a sci-fi movie, MS Turanor PlanetSolar drew huge crowds when it cruised London's River Thames this week.
All eyes on pivotal voyageNew Zealand Herald | 19 Aug 2013
They are intrigued, not by its cargo, but by its route - for the Yong Sheng is headed in the opposite direction from Holland and sailing towards the Bering Strait that separates Russia and Alaska. Once through the strait, it will enter the Arctic Ocean, where it will attempt one of the most audacious voyages of modern seafaring: sailing through one of the Arctic's fabled passages, the Northern Sea Route.
Sam Judd: More mining please (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 15 Aug 2013
I am lucky enough to have sailed around several Pacific Islands, where I have witnessed on approach how idyllic golden sands nestled against palm trees are from a distance. Unfortunately though, it was a case of good from far, but far from good, when it comes to waste.
Solar Boat Harnessed for ResearchNew York Times | 25 Jun 2013
The first boat to circumnavigate the globe using only the suns power is now helping a team of scientists studying ocean currents and climate change.
Melting ice pulls Norway closer to AsiaNew Zealand Herald | 25 Jun 2013
The town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway used to be further away from Asia than virtually any other European port, but it suddenly seems a lot closer. The reason: Global warming.
Shipwreck hotspots threaten oceansBBC | 07 Jun 2013
Researchers find that some of the worst locations for accidents at sea are also some of the most environmentally sensitive areas.
New shipping lanes to protect whalesNew Zealand Herald | 01 Jun 2013
An effort to avoid large ships striking and killing endangered whales has led to new traffic lanes off the California coast.The changes that start this week affect ship traffic in and out of San Francisco Bay, the Santa Barbara Channel and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.