Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Is deep-sea mining in the Arctic a good idea?

Anita Parlow, World Ocean Initiative Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

A guest blog by Anita Parlow, expert on Arctic shipping, energy and infrastructure.

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Creating zero-emission aviation with hydrogen and electric power

Timothy Reuter & David Hyde, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Tourism

The path to zero emissions for the aviation sector by 2050 requires a combination of solutions where new propulsion and fuel technologies will play a major role.

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To Better Fight Illegal Fishing, Governments Advance Information Sharing and Capacity Development

Dawn Borg Costanzi & Elaine Young, The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

Parties to the Port State Measures Agreement will use new platforms to coordinate efforts against illicit activity and strengthen fisheries health.

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How a demand-driven approach could accelerate zero-emission freight transportation

Margi Van Gogh & Angie Farrag-Thibault, World Economic Forum Shipping & Ports

By greening their supply chains, freight buyers could boost decarbonization efforts in the global freight transportation sector.

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Can you eat to save the climate?

Chiara Cecchini, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

From ready-made snacks to algae, cacti and grains, options for climate beneficial foods are increasing.

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Why the future of carbon should be blue

Emily Pidgeon, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

Mangroves protect coastlines, protect biodiversity and protect local livelihoods - yet humanity has failed to protect them.

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‘I can see the industry disappearing’: US fishermen sound alarm at plans for offshore wind

Maddie Stone, The Guardian Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Fishermen say their concerns, from safety issues to how offshore wind will alter the ocean environment, aren’t being meaningfully considered by regulators

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Assessing the ecosystem services of farmed shellfish

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new research project aims to quantify the ecosystem services provided by Ireland’s shellfish aquaculture sector.

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How business can help restore the ocean’s ecosystems

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group

World Ocean Summit Insight Hour webinar explores innovative partnerships between companies, scientists and conservationists.

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Mangroves Mitigate Effects of Climate Change Provide Local Economic Benefits

Jurgenne Primavera, The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

Pew marine fellow Jurgenne Primavera shares insights from decades spent studying and protecting these vital coastal habitats.

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Net zero goals need revival of 'forgotten giant' hydropower, IEA says

Nora Buli, Reuters Energy Solutions

Low-carbon hydropower capacity is vital for a faster integration of wind and solar power, but its growth is set to slow by 23% this decade without a sweeping policy and investment push, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

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The Dangers of Runoff From Land

Tiffany Duong, EcoWatch Plastics & Pollution

Runoff becomes a problem when stormwater picks up potential pollutants as it flows overland.

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World’s coral scientists warn action is needed now to save even a few reefs from climate change

Sam Purkis, The Conversation

In 2015, a marine heat wave struck, harming coral reefs worldwide.

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Biden clean energy plan key to restoring industry job losses, says U.S. official

Nichola Groom on Reuters Energy Solutions

The U.S. energy sector lost 10% of its workforce last year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report unveiled on Monday by U.S. government officials, who said President Joe Biden's clean energy plan was critical to reviving the industry.

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US fossil fuel consumption is at its lowest in 30 years. Here’s why

Victoria Masterson, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

While fossil fuel use falls, renewables are continuing to rise to new records.

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Life in plastic: The journey of plastic from origin to ocean

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Plastics & Pollution

Developing effective solutions to curb plastic pollution requires a deeper understanding of the journey of plastic waste.

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Smart ways to help reduce bycatch and make oceans healthier

Johnny Wood, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

While the world’s growing appetite for seafood may be good news for the fishing industry, overfishing is endangering some marine species and driving others to the verge of extinction.

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Land-based salmon farming: key investment considerations

Tanja Hoel & Dylan Howell, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Two of the team from Hatch Innovation Services* reflect on the key considerations to make before investing in land-based salmon farming.

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The app that's helping a new generation of Filipino fish and shrimp farmers

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

An app designed to help aquaculture operators in the Philippines with their feeding regimes, fish health and to connect with suppliers, is being well received by the country’s farmers.

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Algae roast anyone? Our changing tastes could help save planet

Chris Smyth, The Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

Britain must become a global centre for meat alternatives such as edible algae and fermented protein, according to the national food strategy.

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