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The Surprising Way Ships' Wakes Could Help Ease Global Warming

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Science

The shipping industry gets blamed for its share of environmental ills, from air and water pollution to collisions that kill whales and other marine a...

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Tourist Destination In New York

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2015 | Weird News

By Barbara Goldberg ON THE ARTHUR KILL, N.Y., July 10 (Reuters) - Bright colored kayaks bobbed around the rotted hull of a World War I...

Traveling Solo

Stanley Ely | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Stanley Ely

Anyone who has traveled alone and tried to book a single room in a hotel knows the odds are poor: There probably isn't such. The "single room" will be a double room with just you as the occupant, and the tab will be for a double.

America's Peace Ship

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Is there an emotional connection between the oceans and the pursuit of peace? For whatever reason, peace ships have been increasing in number over the past century.

Sleep Underwater in Baltimore

Andrea Poe | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Visitors to the city almost always find their way to the Inner Harbor to stroll, dine and cruise along the waterfront. Recently, two innovative programs at the Inner Harbor have made it possible to explore the waterfront in a whole new way -- by spending the night under the water.

83-Year-Old Architect Creates Fascinating Models Of Flying Ships

Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts

The idea -- to build small, winged boats that could buzz about like a toy helicopter -- was born out of a bet between architect Luigi Prina and boat b...

The (Less Than) Eternal Sea

Lewis Lapham | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Lewis Lapham

Nothing in the sea lives by itself, nothing either on the earth or in the air or in the minds of men. To know the sea is mortal is to know that we are not apart from it.

3 Injured In Fuel Barge Explosions

Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

Three people were seriously injured when two barges previously loaded with liquid natural gas exploded on the east side of the Mobile River in Alabama...

How America's Greatest Ocean Liner Became This Wreck

Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

Over the weekend an engine room fire aboard the Carnival Triumph shut down the massive cruise ship's motors, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Leaving the Country? Here's What To Take...

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

What to pack?

Wind-Powered Cargo Ships

John Geoghegan | Posted 12.30.2012 | Technology
John Geoghegan

Getting a wind-powered cargo vessel off the drawing board will not be easy. Nevertheless, we feel nothing but admiration for the men and women who are trying. Commercializing innovation is often a challenge. We can only wish them success.

"Ghost Ship Sails Through Night And Day"

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 01.11.2012 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

There's rumor of an ancient story of the privateer Dash, which was lost in a gale in 1815 off the coast of Maine. Since her disappearance, she has been sighted multiple times -- plain as day with her name visible on the hull.

GIANT Yacht Doubles As An Island (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show last week, design plans were unveiled for a so-called "moving island" yacht called the WHY 58x38. Price tag: $160 million....

All Ships Near California's Coast Must Now Use Cleaner Fuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A Californian regulation mandating that all ocean-going vessels within 24 miles of the state's coast must use cleaner burning low-sulfur diesel fuel i...