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Five years ago, Maine gave itself a black eye by reneging on a power purchase agreement with Statoil, the Norwegian energy business, which was working on a different ocean wind idea. The company took its $120 million and invested it in Scotland instead of Maine. If the PUC repeats that sorry ...
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) -- A vacationing firefighter from New York state is being credited with saving three girls who were caught in a rip current off the North Carolina coast. The Charlotte Observer reports firefighter Sean O'Gorman of the Oswego Fire Department was with his family at Emerald ...

More than half a century ago, scientists realized there was something wrong in the Gulf of Oman, part of the Arabian Sea: There wasn't enough oxygen in the water, which means fish were struggling to breathe. But since then, the story has gotten much grimmer, according to a new paper published in ... Arabian Florida
Just because there are no oceans in the Midwest doesn't mean there isn't any water fun to be had. There are lakes and rivers of every size in this area, with so much to do many times a day trip isn't enough. Iowa Great Lakes. Dickinson County, Iowa; www.vacationokoboji.com. There's a reason why ...
Mathieu Lehanneur chipped blocks of marble and bronze to create tables, benches and stools that resemble the surface of the ocean. Called Ocean Memories, the collection was created for an exhibition currently on show at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris. The pieces are created by using ...
Here's a simple idea: give communities who rely on fishing for their food, the roots of their culture and heritage, and - crucially - their livelihoods, a voice in deciding how the seas around them are managed. If we hope to have thriving, resilient oceans that support more fish, feed more people and ...

Record levels of plastic - mostly coming from the Pacific - have now been found trapped in sea ice floating in the Arctic, indicating that microplastics are ubiquitous in the surface waters of the world's oceans. Climate change is melting polar ice at an accelerated rate, meaning microplastics are ...
When you think of microplastic pollution, plastic debris less than five millimetres in size, you likely envision the ocean -- probably because ocean gyres gained notoriety for being a microplastic soup. But what about our lakes, rivers, forests and fields? They can be just as contaminated with ...
That's why we, our organizations and a coalition of more than 120 others from conservation, business, science, social justice, youth and student groups, along with public officials from both parties (and independents) will be attending March for the Ocean. This will take place Saturday June 9, World ...
A team of Fort Collins High School students won a regional ocean-science themed, jeopardy-style competition in February and will move on to compete in a national competition at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, held in Boulder. Over Earth Day weekend, April 20-22, more than 100 students from more ...
... for other warm, nutrient-depleted ocean waters, these study findings are likely to have important implications for understanding biogeochemical cycles in warmer and increasingly arid subtropical oceans. (Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JG004063, 2018).
Viking has announced its 2019 Ocean & River Voyages, which combine a cruise on a Viking Longship with an ocean voyage aboard one of its 930-passenger ocean ships. Debuting in May 2019, the 22-day Grand European & Viking Fjords itinerary will sail Budapest to Bergen. It combines Viking's 15-day ...
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is the largest of the five offshore plastic accumulation zones in the world's oceans. It is located halfway ... It is estimated that 1.15 to 2.41 million tons of plastic are entering the ocean each year from rivers, according to the Ocean Cleanup. More than half of this plastic ...
Sustainable water product company Soma partnered with Parley for the Oceans, a global network fighting ocean pollution, to create the a glass water bottle with a sleeve made from Parley Ocean Plastic—a material created from upcycled plastic intercepted from marine environments. The limited-edition ...
The donated funds will be applied TerraMar's efforts to provide free marine education resources to the organization's audience and empower viewers with actions they can take to protect the health of the ocean. “The TerraMar Project is so inspiring to us because of their unique ability to connect and ...
NOSB organizers were at first hesitant to hold an ocean-themed competition in ocean-less Colorado, until the CIRES Education & Outreach team explained some of the critical weather-related work that CIRES and NOAA scientists conduct—from remote sensing of oceans with satellites, drones, and aircraft, ...
The design of the autonomous drone is modelled on a whale shark, the ocean's largest known fish. These giant filter feeders swim around with their mouths open and lazily eat whatever crosses their path. It's powered by rechargeable electric batteries, ensuring that it doesn't pollute the environment ...

Scientists now have their best view yet of where Antarctica is giving up ground to the ocean as some of its biggest glaciers are eaten away from below by warm water. Researchers using Europe's Cryosat radar spacecraft have traced the movement of grounding lines around the continent. These are the ...
The swell has once again closed a window for work on the Austinmer ocean pool, with contractor Affective Services forced to abandon an attempt to install seven-tonne concrete cappings on Wednesday. Low tide was forcecast to coincide with low swell and allowed the installation of some reinforcement on ...
COMMENT: Plastics in the world's oceans are set to treble in the next ten years, according to a new UK government report. They are also contributing to a rubbish heap in the Pacific Ocean that is as big as France. These are the latest instalments of one of the most prominent environmental concerns of ...
CAPE TOWN -A man who competed in the Two Oceans Marathon on crutches says he did this for a worthy cause. On Saturday, Ipeleng Khunou participated and finished the half marathon which was 21 and a half kilometers long. The 31-year-old, also known as 'The Crutch Runner', was born with a brain ...
A female runner died during the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town on Saturday, organisers confirmed. The deceased 43-year-old woman was participating in the half-marathon. The runner, according to organisers, began experiencing severe discomfort before collapsing on Southern Cross ...
Nuclear power plants are different in one very significant respect from any other form of electrical power generation. If radiation is released — and there are a number of places in the Uranium mining, refining, transport, power generation and then storage cycle where this can happen — you don't get it back.
MARINELAND -- With a little help from their “friends,” a group of green sea turtles made a short trip back to the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday. The sea creatures, part of a group of 20 cold-stunned turtles rescued by Marineland Dolphin Adventure over the winter, represent the last group to be returned to the ...
The bar's owner, Jimmy Galleesse, searched the surveillance video and saw a teen outside the bar pull money out of the wallet before throwing it in the ocean. Galleesse found the boy, who told him he only took the money because he was homeless and hadn't eaten in two days. So Galleesse and the teen ...
World Oceans Day encourages you to make a difference in your life, community, and world by taking action to protect our ocean—for present and future generations. Despite the huge challenges facing the world's ocean, by working together we can achieve a healthy ocean that provides for the billions of ...
"The sun is starting to shine, temperatures are getting warm-ish, but it's still very much winter here on the coast; the ocean can still be pretty unpredictable," says Stephanie Krug with Oregon State Parks. The park specialist says their one simple rule can mean the difference between life and death. "You've heard it a million ...
Frank Ocean is a quiet superstar. In an era of oversharing, Ocean seems to be one of few singers who values privacy and absence. While the lives of other singers are the subject of constant discussion, Ocean provides little to no personal details to his fans, opting to maintain an aura of mystery. Stars like ...
“For too long, ocean conservation has been focused on drawing lines around the very smallest quanta of an ocean ecosystem: a single reef, a bay, a politically significant viewshed, but omitting critical surrounding areas that affect marine life within the MPA to be effective.” Wilhelm argues that nature knows ...
One of the consequences of pumping more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is the changing chemistry of the world's oceans. Until now, the ocean has acted as a big sponge, soaking up about one-third of the CO2 released by human activities. But now, scientists are watching a vast experiment ...
The paintings he joined were created in two oceans, the Atlantic and Pacific. He says each painting is made up of "two different parts of the world, ocean experiences and experiences of being out in nature, moving nomadically from place to place, in search of the sublime". Matthews, who was born in Derby, spent days ...
A popular fact commonly shared on social media is the existence of a point colloquially referred to as “Point Nemo”— a geographic point on the globe in the southern Pacific Ocean further from any body of land than any other location on the globe. An allusion to the Jules Verne character Captain Nemo ...
"Due to its large volume and surface area, the biogeochemical processes in the ocean are the main control on the levels of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," Buchanan said. "Marine phytoplankton absorb carbon in the same way as trees on land, and when phytoplankton die and sink ...
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Travis Green from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet describes the extreme shoaling along the inlet's ocean bar that has become a hazard to mariners. Continuous dredging has kept the inlet's channel open from the Bonner Bridge to the ocean bar, but that is where conditions ...
A Defense Department report to Congress in 2009 said more than half of sea disposals of munitions was done in the Atlantic Ocean. The Pacific got another 35 percent, and lesser amounts were dumped off Hawaii, Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The material was dumped as near as 5 miles ...
Inside the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Ocean Memory Lab scientists are digging into the past to put together a longterm picture of ocean health for future use. The Aquarium's Director of Science, Kyle Van Houtan, and Assistant Research Scientist, Tyler Gagne have filled the lab with bird feathers, otter teeth ...
First of all, as NASA oceanographer Gene Carl Feldman points out, "The water of the ocean is not blue, it's clear. The color of the ocean surface for the most part is ... Oceans with high concentrations of phytoplankton can appear blue-green to green, depending on the density. Greenish water may not sound ...
To toast two decades of its Ocean Collection, Harry Winston has developed a new complicated timepiece. The Ocean Biretrograde Perpetual Calendar Automatic was unveiled at Baselworld—Switzerland's largest watch fair— this month and is now the watch and jewelry maker's fourth bi-retrograde ...
WHAT'S GOING THERE IN MONMOUTH AND OCEAN? Macy's Backstage opens at the Ocean County Mall | 0:49. What is Macy's Backstage anyway? Find out about what's coming to the store at the Ocean County Mall in Toms River. DAVID P. WILLIS. 1 of 18. Skip in Skip. x. Embed. x. Share. CLOSE.
A woman from New Mexico was visiting a friend from Wilmington, and ended up losing her wallet at Jimmy's at Red Dogs. Inside her wallet, was an item with a tremendous amount of sentimental value, her wedding band. When she realized she lost it, she called the bar owners who searched through hours ...
High surf advisory, small craft advisory and a high risk for rip currents continues into Thursday. A large ocean storm more than 1000 miles away is propagating a Northeast swell into our coastal waters. Meanwhile, gusty winds up to 25 mph will continue to chop up the waters. Seas 6-8 feet near shore and 8-10 feet offshore ...
More than seven years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, radioactive water is continuing to flow into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled No. 1 plant at a rate of around 2 billion becquerels a day, a study has found. The amount of leaking cesium 137 has decreased from some 30 billion ...
Combining mathematical models with laboratory experiments and field measurements from a river, an ocean, and a dune field, a team led by University of Pennsylvania geophysicist Douglas J. Jerolmack has found that the same general processes guide the rounding of those diverse particle types.
The Conversation Plastics in the world's oceans are set to treble in the next 10 years, according to a new government report. They are also contributing to a rubbish heap in the Pacific Ocean that is estimated to be as big as France. These are the latest instalments of one of the most prominent environmental ...
"The government is focused on protecting them through our Oceans Protection Plan, by expanding marine conservation areas and joining other countries in banning plastic microbeads. We know more work needs to be done and that is why oceans will be a central focus of Canada's 2018 G7 Presidency.".
The ambitious Canal Istanbul project could displace thousands of people, imperil the city's tenuous water supply, and impact ocean life, critics say. Picture of ferries on the water. View Images. Ferries cross the Bosporus in Istanbul. To reduce crowding, the government plans to build a massive new canal, ...
A tax of up to 22p could be added to plastic bottles to prevent the tide of rubbish flowing into the oceans, under plans announced by Michael Gove on Wednesday. The Department of Environment is considering implementing a deposit return scheme similar to those which already exist in Denmark, Sweden ...
These small freshwater fish look ill-equipped for such an arduous journey across the ocean to these isolated rocky islands, formed by volcanic activity - but now scientists think they may have solved the mystery. New DNA analysis at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil found that the ...
Fact is that despite administration interest in gutting or eliminating programs important to the safety and wellbeing of the 126 million people who call our oceans and Great Lakes coasts home, our Congressional leaders who see the on-the-ground value of this work are reticent to pass an irresponsible ...
Authorities in Florida are asking for help in finding a commercial real estate agent who mysteriously vanished while paddleboarding on the ocean -- and two of the man's family members say he was in turmoil about ongoing legal issues, according to a police incident report. Constantine Theoharis, 52, was ...


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