Posts tagged as sea

Baltic-Black Sea Canal Threatens Russia’s “Existence”

By Paul Goble on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Staunton, September 14 – The construction of a canal between the Black Sea and the Baltic that has been proposed by Ukrainian Prime Minister Aleksey Goncharuk would not only have negative consequences for the Russian economy but threaten Russia’s very existence, according to St. Petersburg political analyst Andrey Okara. “The idea of linking these seas has existed since the beginning of the 20thcentury,” he says. “It is quite popular in…

Italy shuts down one of the biggest migrant camps in Europe

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mineo centre for migrants located on Sicily Island once housed around 4 000 people. In the past, Mineo was a US military base. Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini participated in the centre’s closure. The minister represents populist and right-wing League party. He has also criticized humanitarian aid groups that assist migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The decision regarding the closure of Mineo centre was announced in June, when 152 people…

‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The vast expanse of sea ice around Antarctica has suffered a “precipitous” fall since 2014, satellite data shows, and fell at a faster rate than seen in the Arctic. The plunge in the average annual extent means Antarctica lost as much sea ice in four years as the Arctic lost in 34 years. The cause of the sharp Antarctic losses is as yet unknown and only time will tell whether…

Sea change: the underwater restaurant with a new approach to marine research

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sunlight is filtering through the turquoise waters, shimmering with the waves. Jellyfish float in graceful downwards zigzags like translucent baubles. Darting from left to right among clumps of swaying kelp are fishes speckled with bronze and streaked with silver. This isn’t a scene from the tropics – it’s southern Norway, and it’s the view from a recently opened underwater restaurant, Under, that’s finding a new way to educate people on…

Mexican Navy Mi-17 crashed into the sea (Video)

Monday, October 22, 2018

A Mexican Navy Mi-17 helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Santa Clara, Baja California, with 12 people on board on 20 October. According to a statement released by the Ministry of the Navy, the Mi-17 helicopter went down on Saturday during the overland monitoring illegal fishing off the coast of Baja California. By coincidence, witnesses filmed the moment the helicopter went down. Video footage of the crash shows the helicopter appears in a…