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Developed Countries Reduce CO2 With Less Fossil Fuel, More Efficiency

Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off, according to research led by the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study suggests that policies supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency are helping to reduce emissions in 18 developed economies. The group of countries represents 28%

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The New Silk Road

China has announced it will institute a new policy called “One Belt and One Road” (OBOR). The Silk Road Economic Belt will comprise three routes connecting China to Europe (via Central Asia), the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean (through West Asia), and the Indian Ocean (via South Asia), according to McKinsey. More than 60 countries, with a combined GDP of $21

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Ballast Water Exchange Is Problematic

A new invasive species study by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) discovered one of the main tactics ships use for stopping invasive species—ballast water exchange—isn’t working nearly as well as managers hoped. Marine scientists looked at ballast water from ships entering Chesapeake Bay before and after ballast water exchange became mandatory in 2004 and found that, contrary to expectations,

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Jamaica Seeks Seat at IMO Council

Jamaica launched its bid to be elected to Category C of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council last Thursday (February 2). The IMO Council comprises three groups of states, designated as Categories A, B and C. Category C is open to 20 states that have special interests in maritime transport or navigation, and whose election to the council will ensure

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Join a Trade Mission to Cuba

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is offering its first-ever trade mission to Cuba April 3 to 6, 2017 to explore business opportunities as Cuba opens up to foreign business. Registration cut-off is February 17. For more info, contact AEM’s Alex Russ at aruss@aem.org or (202) 898-9006. Caption: The Great Theater of Havana in Cuba. (Photo Credit: Brian Snelson, Wikimedia)

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