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I started this post just planning to share a CBC news item on a new way to track all ships at sea – one more application of satellite surveillance and data mining that have also been quite newsworthy of late. But on Wednesday I heard a Terry...
News stories tagged with "shipping"
Feb 26, 2004 — Cargo ships bring goods that we buy, but they also bring invasive critters in their ballast water. These invaders compete with native species and upset the natural balance. Now, delegates from around the world have drawn up a plan to help stop the spread of these foreign stowaways. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush has more. Go to full article
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Jan 29, 2004 — In a last ditch effort, Senator Hillary Clinton is calling on President Bush to abandon a study that critics say could lead to a costly and environmentally harmful expansion of the St. Lawrence Seaway. In a recent letter, Clinton urged President Bush not to request funding for the Great Lakes navigation system review in his upcoming 2005 budget, Clinton says the study itself will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and untold damage to the seaway. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2003 — A mild fall and early winter is leading officials on both sides of the St. Lawrence Seaway to give shippers an extra two days to transport goods in and out of the Great Lakes. As David Sommerstein reports, officials hope the extension makes up for a slight slowdown in cargo traffic from last year. Go to full article
Dec 01, 2003 — Port directors are trying to gather support for a new large lock built at Sault Saint Marie, Michigan. They say without the improvement, ports on Lakes Michigan and Superior will lose the ability to be major players in shipping. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mike Simonson reports. Go to full article
Oct 13, 2003 — The U.S. Coast Guard is working to develop a new standard for cargo ships to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. Officials are holding five public meetings to discuss the environmental impact of such a standard. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush reports. Go to full article
Oct 07, 2003 — Two environmental groups have released a study that questions the benefits of allowing bigger boats on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway. Save the River and Great Lakes United paid for the report because they fear deepening the channels and allowing ocean-going vessels on the Great Lakes would harm the ecosystem. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Peter Payette reports. Go to full article
Oct 06, 2003 — A proposed bill requiring ocean-going foreign vessels to dump their ballast water before they enter the Great Lakes is receiving strong criticism from shipping groups. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tracy Samilton reports. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2003 — A study of the St. Lawrence Seaway is pulling back from expanding locks and channels for bigger ships. Instead, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going to research more about the Seaway's existing conditions, including environmental concerns. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
Feb 20, 2003 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to move ahead on a 20 million dollar study of Seaway expansion. Shippers and ports say it's needed. Environmentalists say it could lead to dredging and blasting on the St. Lawrence River. The Corps is waiting on support and money from Canada. David Sommerstein surveys opinion north of the border. Go to full article