Rapidly melting Antarctic ice is dramatically slowing global ocean flow, study finds

Antarctica’s Gates Ice Shelf in this handout image from 2016.NASA/Reuters Rapidly melting Antarctic ice is dramatically slowing water flow in the world’s oceans, with potentially catastrophic effects on global climate, marine food chains and even the stability of ice shelves, a new study finds. The ocean’s “overturn cycle,” driven by the movement of denser seawater … Read more

Could the new Ritz-Carlton be a cruise ship that isn’t a cruiser?

Ritz-Carlton Yachts, Evrima.Jack Hardy/Ritz Carlton My first impressions of the new Ritz Carlton yacht Evrima were amazing. When I stand on the docks in Lisbon, I see the white superstructure. The sleek, sharp bow profile looks fast, deadly, ready to slice through anything that gets in its path. Evrima will make oligarchs jealous. Named after … Read more

U.S. Navy says China’s claim U.S. destroyer expelled from South China Sea false

The U.S. Navy said on Thursday that the Chinese military’s statement that it expelled a U.S. destroyer from the South China Sea was false. “The USS Milius was conducting routine operations in the South China Sea and was not expelled. The Seventh Fleet of the US Navy issued a statement stating that the US will … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile as U.S.-South Korea drills continue

A TV screen shows archival images of a North Korean missile launch during a news program at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, March 19.An Yongjun/Associated Press South Korea and Japan said North Korea on Sunday fired a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the latest … Read more

Ahead of Xi’s visit, Russia says it held naval drills with China, Iran in Arabian Sea

A warship sails in the Sea of ​​Oman during the second day of a joint naval exercise between Iran, Russia and China, Dec. 28, 2019.Associated Press Russia, China and Iran have completed a trilateral naval exercise in the Arabian Sea that included shelling sea and air targets, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday. The … Read more

Bush Island’s salt witch tastes success in Atlantic Canada’s latest mineral wealth boom

Salt farmer Onya Hogan-Finlay harvests seawater near Bush Island on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. It’s a chilling job: On this February day, the wind chill feels like -20.Darren Calabrese/Globe and Mail Photography The hour-and-a-half drive from Halifax crosses a two-kilometre strip of sand and crosses a metal bridge to an island surrounded by … Read more

Marine reserves at risk from ship waste, say critics

MPAs are legally protected marine sites designed to protect marine life such as fish, whales and seabirds, as well as marine features such as underwater mountains and hydrothermal vents.CHAD HIPPOLIT/The Canadian Press An environmental group insists that proposed new conservation standards for federal marine sanctuaries do not do enough to protect the sites from ship … Read more

Fukushima radioactive water leak sparks new fears among Japanese fishermen

A worker helps direct a truck driver near a tank used to store treated radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the town of Okuma in northeastern Japan, March 3, 2022.Hiro Komae/AP In the small port of Shinchi, Japanese fisherman Haruo Ono unloaded his catch of flounder, crab and perch from his … Read more