Interior Holds First-Ever Competitive Lease Sale for Renewable Energy in Federal Waters

Historic Auction Leases Nearly 165,000 Acres Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development, Advances President's Climate Action Plan

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Marine Life Gets Drowned Out as Oceans Get Noisier

 Human-generated noise, predominately caused by shipping, has been rising since at least the 1960s in line with trends in global trade.

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Bigger Ships Mean $13 Billion in Port Spending

Europe’s busiest container terminals are seeing their margins put under pressure as they expand to cater to the world’s largest box ships at a time when economic weakness is hurting volumes.

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Experts Forge Ahead in Global Assessment of Micro-plastics in Marine Environment

International experts have met in London to review the growing problems in the marine environment caused by micro-plastics – tiny pieces of plastic or fibres which may act as a pathway for persistent, bio-accumulating and toxic substances entering the food chain. 

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