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UN Climate Change Annual Report 2017


Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, yet it is still accelerating faster than our efforts to address it. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are higher than they have been for 800,000 years, and they are increasing.

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Have LNG Exporting Countries Thought About Themselves?


Abundant natural gas resources are the golden ticket to establish a country as a prodigious exporter. With the growing popularity and infrastructure of LNG, the demand for this gas is rapidly expanding, so exporting seems to be a very profitable endeavour.

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Vessel General Permit (VGP) update July 2018


By Dennis L. Bryant. The Vessel General Permit (VGP) falls under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), better known as the Clean Water Act. It is administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency not well known or understood by the maritime industry.

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Infographic: Drone-powered market growing


A broad range of industries has been showing increased interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - or mostly known, drones- in last years, mainly due to the relaxation of stringent regulations around their use.

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Could Alternative Fuels Overtake the Market In The Future?


With IMO implementing the 0.50% sulphur cap on marine fuel from 2020 and more recently deciding to tackle the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping sector, shipowners have a choice to make about their marine fuel. In the current industry climate, shippers have three main alternatives: use LNG, fit their ships with scrubbers or switch to an even more environmentally-friendly fuel.

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