Archive for December, 2008

Maritime City unveils new eco-friendly facility for boat lift, cleaning and maintenance services

Dubai Maritime City, the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre and part of the Dubai World Group of companies, has announced that boat owners can now avail of new services within the integrated maritime centre including boat lifts, hull cleaning, general below waterline maintenance such as anode replacement, and re-launches in less than one hour. (more…)

December 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment

Plastic pollution threat to health, environment

n the past we widely used natural fiber products including jute, bamboo, cane, wood, leaves and clay, paper to make the goods we needed. But now we are using artificial fiber made products like polythene bags and plastic products on a larger scale. (more…)

December 16, 2008 at 3:04 pm 2 comments

Tiny Ecosystem May Shed Light On Climate Change

MIT researchers have created a microbial ecosystem smaller than a stick of gum that sheds new light on the plankton-eat-plankton world at the bottom of the aquatic food chain.
The work, reported in the January print issue of American Naturalist, may lead to better predictions of marine microbes’ global-scale influence on climate. (more…)

December 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

New York Requires Statewide Plastic Bag Recycling

New York Governor David Paterson Saturday signed legislation to increase the collection and recycling of plastic carryout bags from large stores and retail or grocery chain stores across the state. (more…)

December 16, 2008 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

New York Ballast Rules

Canadian shipowners are warning that new ship ballast regulations crafted with little notice by New York state could cripple the St. Lawrence Seaway and commercial shipping on the Great Lakes. (more…)

December 16, 2008 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

RAD-ical plan to save tax $$$?

Bayonne is now armed with a new tool to pay for improvements at the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor. But don’t expect the city to tap this source until well into next year, cautioned an attorney who helped draft the plan. (more…)

December 16, 2008 at 3:36 am Leave a comment

A bespoke tour of Manhattan

The Greenway cycle path gives visitors a new perspective on New York (more…)

December 16, 2008 at 3:27 am Leave a comment

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