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

Tags: plastic-pollution marine-biology ships microplastic boats

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

Tags: oceans renewable-energy featured earth-and-environment ships fuels catalysts

X-rays offer clues to armor on Henry VIII’s warship

X-ray analysis of three brass links from Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose offers clues to life onboard.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: history archaeology united-kingdom metals society-and-culture ships

Ship emissions can change the clouds

Ship emissions make the clouds near their routes brighter, researchers say. The clouds can reflect the sun and keep the Earth cooler.

Hannah Hickey-UW • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change pollution emissions oceans sun clouds earth-and-environment ships

100-year-old ship logs offer history of Arctic sea ice

Century-old ship logs offer a better picture of the history of Arctic sea ice. Get a close look at the records here.

Hannah Hickey-UW • futurity
Aug. 22, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change history arctic earth-and-environment ships sea-ice

Climate refugee fish take shelter in shipwrecks

Sunken human-made structures may make great artificial reefs for fish that climate change has dislocated.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
May 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change fish oceans featured science-and-technology ships reefs

Shipping growth will mean more invasive stowaways

In the coming decades, shipping growth will far outweigh climate change as a driver of the spread of invasive pests.

Chris Chipello-McGill • futurity
March 19, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: invasive-species earth-and-environment ships

Map tracks overlap of sharks, tuna, and ships

A new map that tracks where sharks, tuna, and ships fight for space in the Pacific Ocean could help identify places where vulnerable species may be at risk.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
March 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: conservation fish sharks maps fishing oceans earth-and-environment ships

‘Streamers’ on fishing boats save a ton of seabirds

Streamer lines on fishing vessels really work, research finds. "The fishermen owned the solution from start to finish."

U. Washington • futurity
March 6, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: conservation birds fish fisheries earth-and-environment ships

Page 1 of 1