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Is Mass Cruise Tourism Safe for Antarctic Ecosystems?

Published Jan 8, 2023 8:14 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Elizabeth Leane, Anne Hardy, Can Seng Ooi, Carolyn Philpott, Hanne E.F. Nielsen and Katie Marx] As the summer sun finally a...

Study: Urban Light Pollution is a Danger for Marine Ecosystems 

Published Jan 6, 2023 3:01 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Tim Smyth] Cities are artificially lit to allow humans to make use of the night. This light pollution means that stars are...

AI is Changing How Scientists Study the Oceans

Published Dec 15, 2022 10:51 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Government

[By Philipp Bayer, Ahmed Elagali, Julie Robidart and Kate Marie Quigley] You’ve seen the art AI image generators can crea...

Opportunity to Accelerate Shipping’s Decarbonization Efforts

Published Dec 6, 2022 3:19 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

[By Christiaan De Beukelaer] Member states of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the UN agency that regulates inter...

Freight-Halting Strikes are Rare, but One Looms Next Week

Published Nov 28, 2022 8:07 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Ports

[By Erik Loomis] The prospect of a potentially devastating rail workers strike is looming again. Fears of a strike in S...

If the War in Ukraine Goes Nuclear, What Would it Do to the Oceans?

Published Nov 19, 2022 11:06 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Tyler Rohr, Cheryl Harrison, Kim Scherrer and Ryan Heneghan] The US and Russia have recently agreed to hold...

Study: To Rebuild a Degraded Reef, Play the Sounds of a Healthy One

Published Oct 29, 2022 12:17 AM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Dominic McAfee, Brittany Williams, Lachlan McLeod and Sean Connell] Imagine you’re in a food court and spoi...

Spotted: Big Fish Use Scratchy Sharks to Keep Clean

Published Oct 20, 2022 10:10 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Christopher D.H. Thompson and Jessica Meeuwig] Imagine you’re a big yellowfin tuna, miles from shore out in...

Calculating the Cost of Hurricane Ian

Published Oct 16, 2022 12:42 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

The U.S. experienced 15 disasters in the first nine months of 2022 that each caused at least $1 billion in damage. ...

Ballast Water Management Reduces Invasive Species in Great Lakes

Published Oct 14, 2022 2:13 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By: Anthony Ricciardi] Freshwater ecosystems are threatened by a host of environmental stressors from human activities. A...

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