Of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic ever made, more than half winds up in the environment, especially the ocean. Marine critters not only eat this pollution, but they can also dictate the plastic’s final destination, scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute reported Wednesday.


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As you bite into a delicious piece of fish, you probably don't think about what the fish itself ate – but perhaps you should. Over 50 species of fish have been found to consume plastic trash at sea. This is bad news, not only for fish but potentially…

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NASA has a long and thorough safety certification process for any vessels hoping to transport astronauts to space and back – and its Orion crew capsule is no exception. The vehicle, which is aiming to first launch with a crew aboard the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy lift…

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A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the North Pacific Ocean just east of Russia, triggering a tsunami warning for that nation's coast. Officials said preliminary info indicates there is no tsunami danger for the U.S. West Coast or Alaska.

The earthquake hit near the Komandorskiye Ostrova…

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The Philippine government sees a continuing increase in the shipping industry despite the declared martial law in Mindanao, on-going conflict in Marawi, growing threat in the ASEAN maritime region and the unresolved dispute in the South China Sea. Earlier, many shipping cargo industry players expected slow growth in…

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Maersk Drilling and GE announced Monday that they will expand the scope of their 2016 digitalization pilot project—one vessel, one asset, one year—to nine more rigs, targeting 110 key equipment assets, such as the top drive, draw works, thrusters and main engines, over a multiyear contract.

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