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Anger at Scots Company’s Plans to Dredge for Kelp

United Kingdom

A row has erupted over the first proposal to dredge for kelp in Scottish waters amid fears it could decimate marine ecosystems.The anger was triggered by a scoping report from Ayr-based Marine...

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Beach Replenishment Barge Capsizes off S.C.

United States

A 30' construction barge capsized off Surfside Beach, S.C., at the start of a beach replenishment project Aug. 15, 2018.The Coast Guard and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company LLC were working to...

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Boskalis Presents Half-Year Results

United States

The operating results of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) decreased in the first half of the year compared to the first half 2017, the company reported.According to Boskalis, this decline...

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A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S to Pursue a Separate Listing of Maersk Drilling

United States

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S (A.P. Moller - Maersk) has decided to pursue a separate listing of Maersk Drilling Holding A/S (Maersk Drilling) on Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S in 2019.Having evaluated the different...

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Cargomatic Closes $35 Million Series B Financing Round Led by Warburg Pincus

Cargomatic, Inc., a leading technology platform that connects shippers and carriers, today announced the closing of a $35 million Series B financing round. The financing is led by funds affiliated...

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City and Residents Debate Over Virginia Beach Creek

United States

“Pollution and erosion, our homes are being moved into flood zones because it's silting in, houses are sinking and they have to be lifted,” said Impervento.However, city leaders said it isn’t...

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As Scow Disintegrates, Honoring Heroes of Epic Rescue at Niagara Falls

United States

The timing is both coincidence and absolutely perfect.In the same month that an American president accused a Canadian prime minister of dishonesty, with a trade war rumbling along a traditionally...

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First Soil Bank in Mekong Delta

Vietnam

The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has established its first ever “soil bank”, also the first of its kind in the Mekong Delta, according to the government’s e-newspaper at baochinhphu.vn.The move is...

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Indian Miners Drowning for Sand Despite Government Crackdown

India

Raghunath Bartade watched helplessly as his brother was dragged off the sand-mining boat, his leg tangled in the anchor rope and his arms flailing as he sank into the murky creek near Mumbai.Moments...

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Thousands of Marikina Folk in Evacuation Centers as River Subsides

Philippines

Tens of thousands remained in evacuation centers as the Marikina River began to ease early Monday, officials said.The Marikina River reached a peak of 20.4 meters on Saturday night, just 2.6 meters...

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ASL Marine (Parent of VOSTA) Profit Guidance For The Unaudited Financial Results For Fourth Quarter And Full Year Ended 30 June 2018

The Board of Directors of ASL Marine Holdings Ltd. wishes to announce that based on preliminary review of the unaudited consolidated financial statements for the fourth quarter  and full...

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Vietnamese Women Join Slingshot Vigilantes to Fight Sand Thieves

Vietnam

Three women are in the forefront as slingshot wielding teams patrol the Tien River and fight dangerous sand thieves.On a summer afternoon on the Doi islet, a sand-theft prevention team starts the boat...

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The Story Of Sand In 'The World In A Grain’

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with author Vince Beiser about his new book, The World in a Grain. The book tells the story of sand and the crucial role it plays in our lives.LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO,...

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The Man Who Builds Beaches

United States

Then there are the places where the beach itself is being hauled off. Illegal beach sand mining has been reported all over the world. In Morocco and Algeria, illegal miners have stripped entire...

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Port of Corpus Christi CEO Sean Strawbridge Appointed to U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee

Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi, has been appointed by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) to the United States Maritime Transportation System National Advisory...