The hopeful return of polar whales

Whales are rediscovering their old haunts in the Arctic and Southern oceans after centuries of hunting.

Lauren McWhinnie, Assistant Professor in Marine Geography, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Jan. 1, 2021 ~7 min

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What vaccine distribution planners can learn from Amazon and Walmart

COVID-19 vaccines have very specific storage requirements that make shipping a difficult task. Two ideas – fulfillment centers and cross-docking – could help overcome some distribution challenges.

Christopher S. Tang, Distinguished Professor and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration., University of California, Los Angeles • conversation
Dec. 15, 2020 ~7 min

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New rules for Arctic shipping 'a missed opportunity'

Environmental groups say new regulations on ships carrying polluting oils in the Arctic don't go far enough.

bbcnews
Nov. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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Protecting ocean habitats isn't easy when industries are booming – but can they be part of the solution?

Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.

Robert Blasiak, Research Fellow in Ocean Management, Stockholm University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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A new role for transnational corporations in an increasingly crowded ocean?

Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.

Robert Blasiak, Research Fellow in Ocean Management, Stockholm University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Protecting ocean habitats isn't easy when 50,000 ships are sailing at once – but hope may lie in an unusual place

Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.

Robert Blasiak, Research Fellow in Ocean Management, Stockholm University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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How to recycle a huge ship – safely and sustainably

Shipbreaking is one of the world's most dangerous jobs – but it doesn't have to be.

Md Jahir Rizvi, Lecturer in Mechanical & Marine Engineering, Plymouth University • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Abandoned fibreglass boats are releasing toxins and microplastics across the world

Too many small yachts and speedboats are simply being abandoned to shed toxins and microplastics into the sea.

Corina Ciocan, Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Brighton • conversation
Aug. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Catalyst could turn seawater into fuel for Navy ships

If ships could create their own fuel from seawater, they could remain in continuous operation. Researchers say a catalyst could make it a reality.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~5 min

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Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports

A BBC investigation found vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from The Gambia.

By Charlotte Attwood • bbcnews
July 8, 2020 ~6 min

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