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australiaGreat Barrier Reef coral that was damaged has recovered a lot

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The Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC), a non-profit enterprising Australian organization, has reported substantial signs of recovery for corals affected by mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. A milder 2017-18 summer as well as cooperation between science, …

chinaSuperlong Tunnels now and in the near future

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The Delaware Aqueduct is the longest tunnel that is currently in use. It was completed in 1945 and is 85 miles (135 kilometers) long. Metro rail and rail tunnels in Asia and Europe have reached 37.5 miles long. The Channel …

geoengineeringGeoengineering and Coral Farming are now being tested to save World’s Coral

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In 2016 and 2017, marine heat waves killed half of the corals in the Great Barrier reef. It takes ten years for the coral to recover. John Veron is the world’s top coral reef expert. Between a quarter and a …

agricultureFirst Ocean fish farm raising 1.5 million salmon three miles off Norway

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Ocean Farm 1 is the world’s first deep-sea aquaculture farm. It is designed by leading salmon farmer SalMar ASA (of Norway). They paid China Shipbuilding Industry $300 million for six facilities. The first pilot system is 67 meters (220 feet …

armyChina creating second largest marine corps to secure Belt and Road Interests

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China plans to increase the size of its marine corps from about 20,000 to 100,000 personnel to protect the nation’s maritime lifelines and its growing interests overseas. China is shifting brigades from the army to the Marines and Navy to …

chinaChina’s space station crashed into the Southern Pacific Ocean

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Tiangong-1 was predicted to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere on April 2nd, 2018 00:30 UTC ± 1.7 hours. The reentry has been confirmed as 2018/04/02 00:16 UTC. Reentry occurred in the Pacific Ocean. Whatever remained of the craft fell in the …

chinaChina's space station crashed into the Southern Pacific Ocean

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Tiangong-1 was predicted to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere on April 2nd, 2018 00:30 UTC ± 1.7 hours. The reentry has been confirmed as 2018/04/02 00:16 UTC. Reentry occurred in the Pacific Ocean. Whatever remained of the craft fell in the …

historyBillionaire Paul Allen found the WW2 carrier Lexington

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Billionaire-turned-explorer Paul Allen has discovered the missing wreck of the World War II carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) at the bottom of the Coral Sea. The crew of his personal research ship R/V Petrel found the missing ship two miles below …

materialsOceanfloor mining for minerals towards the scale of ocean oil drilling

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Nextbigfuture wrote about Nautilus Minerals several times since 2010. Nautilus Mineral is scaling up ocean floor mining. In January 2016, Nautilus Minerals took delivery of the three Seafloor Production Tools (SPTs) from SMD. The SPTs were shipped to PNG in …

australiaCSIRO partners with Saildrone for ocean monitoring

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CSIRO has announced a partnership with San Francisco-based ocean technology start-up, Saildrone, to radically improve measurement and monitoring in Australian waters and the Southern Ocean. The research partnership over five years between Saildrone and CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere group will …