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Report, Open Letter Make Case for Policy Makers to Focus on Blue Carbon

The carbon stored in ocean ecosystems, such as mangroves and seagrasses, can help protect from runaway global heating, yet is being largely ignored by policymakers, a new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) says. The report is backed by an open letter signed by over 7,000 marine and climate scientists, human rights experts, public figures and others, that was

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Joint Study on Ammonia as Marine Fuel

A total of 23 companies, including ClassNK, ABS, DNV, Equinor and TotalEnergies, have entered into a memorandum of understanding on the joint study of common issues regarding ammonia as an alternative marine fuel. These issues include: safety assessment of NH3 fuel under guideline, safety assessment of NH3 bunkering, NH3 fuel specification, and NET CO2 emission at NH3 production. Moreover, this

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Studying Link Between Climate and Armed Conflict

Climate change—from rising temperatures and more severe heavy rain to drought—is increasing risks for economies, human security and conflict globally. Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are leading an effort to better assess the climate-conflict link to help societies manage the complex risks of increased violence from a changing climate. The links

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e5 Consortium to Develop Zero-Emission Vessels

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Seven companies–Asahi Tanker Co. Ltd., Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corp., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd., Tokyo Electric Power Co., and Mitsubishi Corp.–have established the “e5 Consortium,” with the goal of establishing new ocean shipping infrastructure services through various initiatives to develop, realize and commercialize zero-emission electric vessels. e5 stands for five

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