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Hurricane Forecast Points to a Dangerous 2024 Atlantic Season

Published May 26, 2024 9:12 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

  [By Jhordanne Jones] The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1, and forecasters are predicting an exce...

Climate Change May Be Fueling a Resurgence of Piracy Across Africa

Published May 24, 2024 4:07 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

[By Selina Robinson]  In the churning waters off Nigeria, armed pirates in small skiffs speed towards a cargo ship. They...

Why U.S. Offshore Wind Power is Struggling

Published May 10, 2024 3:08 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Offshore

  [By Christopher Niezrecki] America’s first large-scale offshore wind farms began sending power to the Northeast...

Rogue Waves are Much More Common Than Anyone Thought

Published Apr 14, 2024 5:27 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

  [By Alessandro Toffoli] Rogue waves are giant colossi of the sea – twice as high as neighboring waves – t...

What We Know (And Don't Know) About the Ocean's Soaring Surface Temps

Published Apr 10, 2024 8:20 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

  [By Alex Sen Gupta et al.] Over the last year, our oceans have been hotter than any time ever recorded. Our inst...

Chinese Trawlers and Warming Waters Fuel West African Fishery Crisis

Published Apr 9, 2024 9:17 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

  [By Robert Paarlberg] Average fish catches by traditional fishing communities along the West African coast have decli...

What Impact Will the Baltimore Bridge Collapse Have on Supply Chains?

Published Mar 31, 2024 6:41 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Business

  The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024, has put a spotlight on the Port of Baltimore, one o...

Flight MH370's Disappearance Shows the Difficulty of Deep-Sea Search

Published Mar 11, 2024 8:42 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

  [By Jamie Pringle, Alastair Ruffell Reader and Ruth Morgan] It has been ten years since Malaysian Airlines...

Extreme Heat Causes Mass Bleaching Event at Great Barrier Reef

Published Mar 10, 2024 7:20 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

  [By Terry Hughes] For the fifth time in just the past eight summers – 2016, 2017, 2020, 2022 and now 2024 - hug...

Houthi Missile Attacks Threaten UK's Tea Supply

Published Mar 3, 2024 9:52 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

  [By Jas Kalra] British people are known around the world for their love of tea. This is borne out by the statistics:...

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