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Software to Digitize Shipping Health, Safety, Environment Ops

UniSea AS, a software developer and consultancy specializing in solutions for the shipping industry, has been selected by Tidewater Inc. as their partner in the digitalizing and standardizing of Tidewater’s business processes related to health, safety, environment, quality (HSEQ) and operations. The UniSea software suite will be implemented on all Tidewater vessels and in all offices in one of the

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Companies Dumping Mining Waste at Sea Will Find Little Financing

Citigroup will no longer offer financing for new projects over $50 million to companies that dump mining waste at sea after pressure from a coalition of environmental NGOs called for an end to the practice, Mongabay reports. Mining tailings are toxic to the marine environment. The NGO Earthworks created a list of mines that dump waste into water, finding that

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How US Coastal Communities Are Building Climate Resilience

According to the Third National Climate Assessment, nearly 5 million people in the coastal U.S. live within 4 ft. of their local high-tide level, and global sea levels are predicted to rise by up to 6.6 ft. by 2100 compared to 1992 measurements. Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, which bring with them flooding, are increasing in frequency and causing

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China’s Arctic Ambitions: Q&A with Sherri Goodman

Arctic icebergs

  The Arctic has traditionally been a region where cooperation has been common between nations. Its significance on the world’s geopolitical map is changing, however, as global warming leads to increased ice melt, thus reducing barriers to maritime navigation. Less ice means more shipping traffic and better access to resources, most notably, oil and gas. China, despite not having any

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Montreal Protocol Cuts US GHG

The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth’s protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the U.S. In a twist, a new study shows the 30-year old treaty has had a major side benefit of reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. That’s because the ozone-depleting substances controlled by the treaty

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