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- 29 August 2017 | Environment
A hurricane is a tropical-rotating storm with winds that consistently blow at 74 miles per hour (119 kilometers per hour) or more.
The hurricane season begins when the ocean's temperatures are high. Warm, moist air rises from ocean's surface to create a small rain storm.
As cool rain falls from the storm, heat rises into the air creating an upward current that pulls more moist air into the clouds. As a result, a bigger thunderstorm is formed.
- 23 August 2017 | Environment
One of the largest international ocean conservation organizations is suing the Trump administration for going against the will of its fishery advisors.
Oceana, established in 2011 by a group of foundations, states that Donald Trump's administration has withdrawn protections that would have saved sea turtles, whales and other marine life from horrifying deaths.
"These animals are drowning in drift gillnets meant to catch swordfish off the California coast," notes the nonprofit organization.
- 17 August 2017 | Environment
Kjell Inge Rokke, one of Norway's richest men, decided to develop a giant vessel capable of collecting and melting up to five tonnes of plastic every day.
The Research Expedition Vessel (REV) is a 595-feet-long boat (182 meters) designed by Espen Oeino which holds 60 researchers and 30 crew members.
The super boat will be managed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Norway and equipped with energy management systems, a laboratory, aerial and aquatic drones, an auditorium, two helipads, multiple work boats, and several other scientific facilities.