The North Atlantic island of Bermuda is a popular tourist attraction with its pink sand beaches, turquoise water, and pastel-colored cottages with white limestone roofs. The stepped white roofs are not just picturesque, they are highly functional.
In a recent report to a United Nations ocean conference, scientists are warning that new rules are desperately needed to protect marine life in the open seas. That’s because more than 60% of the ocean has no conservation rules since it’s located outside national jurisdictions. The open ocean is at risk from climate change, over-fishing, deep sea mining, farm pollution, and plastics pollution.
The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore the earth’s protective ozone layer almost thirty years ago, turns out to also have had a major impact on climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.
We often hear the terms “100-year” and “500-year” used to describe instances of extreme flooding. But as the climate changes, these extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent. So what’s with the terminology then anyways?
Electric cars are big news these days and so are self-driving cars. But now there is about to be an electric, self-navigating cargo ship. The soon-to-be-finished ship is called the Yara Birkeland, and is being built under a partnership between two Norwegian companies.