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UN raises $33M, far short of target to salvage Yemen tanker

CAIRO (AP) — A United Nations' pledging conference raised $33 million on Wednesday, far short of funds needed for a salvage operation of a decaying tanker full of oil moored off the coast of Yemen, a ...

Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault

MIAMI (AP) — Humans don't know what they're missing under the surface of a busy shipping channel in the “cruise capital of the world.” Just below the keels of massive ships, an underwater camera provi...

A longer life for Diablo Canyon? Newsom touts nuke extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing possible electricity shortages, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday raised the possibility that the state’s sole remaining nuclear power plant might continue operating bey...

One-fifth of reptiles worldwide face risk of extinction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the king cobra is “vulnerable.” More than 1 in 5 species of reptiles worldwide are threatened with extinction, according to a comprehensive new assessment of thousands of specie...

Report urges California panel to deny desalination plant

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A report issued Monday urges a California coastal panel to deny a proposal to build a $1.4 billion desalination plant that would draw on the ocean to expand water sourc...

African wildlife, coasts suffer effects of flooding, drought

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Devastating floods in South Africa this week, as well as other extreme weather events across the continent linked to human-caused climate change, are putting marine and terrestri...

Guyana OKs Exxon's $10B Yellowtail offshore oil project

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana’s government has granted permission for U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil to develop a fourth offshore oil and gas field and the company said Monday it has made a final inves...

Hong Kong Photo Contest 2021 (Organized by National Geographic Magazine Chinese Edition Presented by Wheelock) Winners Announcement

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 31 March 2022 - The Hong Kong Photo Contest 2021 drew to a close on December 3, 2021, with outstanding participation. While we only accepted photographs and short vid...

Juxtaposition: Opulent resort hosts climate summit in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East is the most water-scarce region in the world, but participants at an upcoming climate summit in Dubai will be ensconced in a resort with one of...

Abandoned lobster traps in Long Island Sound to be removed

Two decades after Connecticut's lobster industry collapsed, federal funding has been approved to begin removing some of the hundreds of thousands of derelict lobster traps left on the floor of the Lon...

MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE: New Back to Blue report pulls back the curtain on chemical pollution in the ocean, and why failing to act now risks irreversible harm

KEY POINTS Chemical pollution of the ocean is a profound and growing global problem that requires urgent and coordinated action Marine chemical pollution is predominantly due to human ...

'Crisis': Climate panel flags Great Barrier Reef devastation

SYDNEY (AP) — It was the silence of the sea that first rattled the teenage snorkeler, followed by a sense of horror as she saw the coral below had been drained of its kaleidoscopic color. This once-vi...

$3.2B (and counting) bid in largest US offshore wind auction

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Companies interested in building wind energy turbines in the ocean off New Jersey and New York had bid more than $3.2 billion for the right to do so as of Thursday evening, ...

Photo of the Day: Bathing in 'blue tears' in Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos taken by a woman splashed with "blue tears" (藍眼淚) in the frigid waters of Kinmen have quickly gone viral. On Sunday, a woman surnamed Chien (簡), who wo...

Sonar System Market Global Potential Growth, Share, Demand and Analysis of Key Players – Forecasts to 2020 -2030

Sonar System market is estimated to reach $4.8 Billion by 2025; growing at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2017 to 2025. A Sonar system is used to send sound waves to locate objects under the surface of the wa...