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The Supply Chain Crisis Has a Silver Lining

Published Oct 24, 2021 1:01 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

[By Stavros Karamperidis]   Several months ago, I warned that the crisis in container ships could jeopardise Chris...

China's Energy Crisis Shows Just How Hard it Will Be to Reach Net Zero

Published Oct 10, 2021 2:27 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Government

[By Jun Du] As the world prepares to discuss more aggressive cuts to carbon emissions at the UN’s COP26 climate conf...

How Will the SoCal Pipeline Spill Affect the Coastal Environment?

Published Oct 7, 2021 11:21 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

An oil spill first reported on Oct. 2, 2021, has released thousands of gallons of crude oil into southern California coastal water...

What is Driving the Changes in Arctic Ice Cover?

Published Oct 4, 2021 2:30 AM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Alek Petty and Linette Boisvert] September marks the end of the summer sea ice melt season and the Arctic sea ice...

Smoke From Australian Bushfires Created Unprecedented Algal Bloom

Published Sep 19, 2021 7:23 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Christina Schallenberg, Jakob Weis, Joan Llort, Peter Strutton and Weiyi Tang] In 2019 and 2020, bushfires razed more...

Op-Ed: 10 Ways to Cut Shipping's Emissions Today

Published Sep 17, 2021 11:04 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

[By Simon Bullock] In the middle of this summer’s shocking fires and floods came the grimmest&nb...

How an Eddy of Warm Water Turned Ida Into a Category 4 Hurricane

Published Sep 5, 2021 11:24 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

As Hurricane Ida headed into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists was closely watching a giant, slowly swirling pool of warm w...

IPCC: Profound Changes are Under Way in Earth’s Oceans and Ice

Published Aug 22, 2021 8:54 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

Humans are unequivocally warming the planet, and that’s triggering rapid changes in the atmosphere, oceans and polar re...

How the Crisis in Container Shipping Could Affect Christmas

Published Aug 19, 2021 12:50 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

[By Stavros Karamperidis] Ningbo-Zhousan may not exactly be a household name, but find something in your house made in China an...

What's Behind the Giant Blooms of Brown Seaweed on Caribbean Beaches?

Published Aug 5, 2021 12:05 AM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Stephen P. Leatherman] Here’s a handy geography question for your next trivia match: What is the world’s only s...

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