Technology & Engineering

New Orleans Is Katrina-Ready—Is it Also Ready for the Future?
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Climate change, rising sea levels, and strengthening storms mean the new levees, pumps, and barriers might not be enough.

Is Deep Sea Mining a Savior or a Scourge?
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Experts weigh in on Solwara 1, the world’s first pilot project to mine the deep sea.

What Renewable Energy Sounds Like to a Shrimp
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Researchers are exploring whether wave and tidal power could be a noisy nuisance to sea creatures.

Stories from the Seven Seas
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A weekly roundup of coastal news.

In the Crosshairs of Cascadia, a City Seeks Shelter From the Waves
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Westport, Washington, is building the first publicly funded tsunami shelter in the United States.

Hazardous Waters
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Five perils that you can encounter at sea, and where they’re most likely to strike.

Everyone Calm Down: Shell’s Arctic Oil Surveying Isn’t Going to Kill All the Whales
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If they actually start producing oil, though, that could be a different story.

Bird-Bone Needles and Sinew Thread
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Artful kakpik (a needle case) carved from ivory or bone carried sewing tools essential for Arctic survival.

Oil Sands Dilbit Causes Developmental Problems in Fish
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Scientists have very little idea what the environmental effects of an oil sands “dilbit” spill would be.

Stories from the Seven Seas
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A weird and wonderful week’s worth of coastal news.

Blood in the Water
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Proteins from salmon blood can stop bleeding and alleviate pain.

Repelling a Hunter
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Scientists are still not really sure if, or how, magnetic shark repellents work.

Eating, and Being Eaten
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Scientists are tagging both predator and prey to watch the food web in action. 

Deciding How the Bubble Will Burst
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Government-supported beach nourishment programs are inflating a bubble in the coastal housing market.

The Driven
Photo Essay

A photo essay of vintage outboard motors, little engines that allowed coastal dwellers to set a course toward the unknown.

Designing Against Disaster
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As offshore wind turbines proliferate, engineers are considering the possibility of collisions with ships.

The Surfing Sculptor
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In Mahabalipuram, India, a fisherman turned surfer turned sculptor helps shape the region’s growing surf scene.

Stories from the Seven Seas
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Messages in bottles you may have missed.

Preparing a Plastic Replacement
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Scientists already know how to fix the plastic microbead problem. Now companies just need to do it.

Stories from the Seven Seas
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The latest news, from coast to coast to coast to coast.

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