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Pakistan Super League: Morale booster or gimmick

Will a 19-day Twenty20 league held offshore revive the ailing fortunes of the national cricket team?

Gigantic Wind Turbine With 650 Foot Blades Will Channel the Power of Hurricanes  

The DOE wants to step up its wind energy game in a big way. And I mean big. Sandia National Laboratories has been tasked with the challenge of designing an offshore wind turbine that can spin out 50 megawatts of carbon-free juice—using 650 foot blades that harness the fiercest winds on Earth. Read more...

Mammoth 50 MW Wind Turbine Blades Could Revolutionize Offshore Wind In US

A new design for mammoth wind turbine blades longer than two football fields could deliver 50 MW offshore wind turbines. The research for the new wind turbine blades designs has been conducted by the Sandia National Laboratories, a multi-program...Show More Summary

Folding, modular rotor blades designed for giant wind turbines

Sandia National Laboratories has revealed its plans for the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR). The turbines are built to deal with the extreme conditions of an offshore farm, featuring a folding build to cope with...Show More Summary

Propaganda over science: Van der Vaart a reliable industry puppet

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Seismic testing for offshore drilling is far from harmless: The National Science Foundation safely conducted a 2D seismic survey off the coast of North Carolina last fall. Interestingly, this study did not receive the attention thatShow More Summary

Here Comes The National Team

Yesterday a mysterious and large bidder suddenly arrived mid-morning to surge offshore Yuan and encourage global carry trades against JPY - spiking The Dow 400 points in the process. Overnight offshore Yuan tumbled and for a while dragged stocks with it... Show More Summary

Is China's "National Team" Now Bailing Out US Markets?

Many people wondered what the trigger for today's massive short-squeeze was. We may have found the answer. Right as the "Most Shorted" stocks started to soar, someone decided to buy offshore Yuan with both hands and feet (yes in the middle of the US day session). Show More Summary

Two-Year-Old Boy Is the First Known Victim of the Refugee Crisis in 2016

According to a report from the charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), a two-year-old boy has sadly become the first known victim of the refugee crisis in the new year. Buzzfeed reports that the toddler—whose name and national origin is currently unknown—was on board a small dinghy with his family and more than 30 other refugees. Read more...

'Edward Snowden Of Tax Evasion' Gets Five Year Prison Sentence

Offshore tax evasion is still a problem, and nations everywhere are trying to benefit. Yet even now-reformed Switzerland is still prosecuting whistleblowers that may leak private documents.

UK Seeks to Become Biggest India's Partner in Infrastructure Projects

The United Kingdom wants to become India’s biggest partner in infrastructure projects and make London the world’s center for offshore trading in the Indian national currency, the rupee, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday.

Australian asylum policies under fire at U.N. rights review

GENEVA (Reuters) - Australia came under fire on Monday at the United Nations for its offshore processing of asylum claims, facing allegations that it sent back some refugees in defiance of international law and detention of child migrants.

Protesters target Australian immigration camp operator meeting

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The company running Australia's offshore immigration detention camps rejected on Wednesday suggestions its staff were involved in rights abuses on isolated Pacific islands as the United Nations stepped up criticism of the facilities.

Aaron Smith Takes the Helm at OMSA

Aaron Smith has been appointed as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Offshore Marine Services Association, Inc. (OMSA), the national trade association representing the U.

Coastal Recreation Lobby Event: Washington DC Feb 11-12

On February 11-12, 2016, Surfrider members, coastal recreation businesses, and our partners will convene in Washington D.C. to ask our nation’s leaders to protect the Atlantic coast from offshore oil and gas development. Please join...

Israel Threatens Tiny Cyprus in Offshore Drilling Dispute

Israel has stepped up tensions over an offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus' economic zone, apparently threatening to break off energy cooperation between the two countries if its revenue sharing demands are not met.

Australian court tests legality of offshore detention for asylum seekers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's highest court will begin considering on Wednesday whether the policy of sending asylum seekers to the tiny South Pacific nation of Nauru for long-term detention is in breach of the constitution, a major challenge to the controversial policy.

Has China Lost its Taste for Canadian Tar Sands?

Only three years ago, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), China’s third-largest national oil company (NOC), launched the largest-ever Chinese overseas takeover bid, offering $15.1 billion to buy Nexen Inc., Canada’s ninth-largest oil company. Show More Summary

IRS Starts Offshore Account Data Swaps Under FATCA

Forget bank secrecy, as the IRS and other nations begin swapping tax data under FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

Friday News: Really wet instead of crazy wet edition

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Track of Joaquin moves farther offshore (Outer Banks Sentinel) -- While Governor Pat McCrory declared a State of Emergency in all North Carolina's 100 counties on Oct. 1, National Weather Service meteorologist-in-charge Richard Bandy told the Sentinel that "based on wind speed probabilities." Hurricane Joaquin has—as of today—been downgraded. Show More Summary

US Could Have 3.3 GW Offshore Wind By End Of Decade

The US currently has no offshore wind capacity, but a new report has suggested that that could grow to 3.3 GW by the end of this decade. A new report from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...Show More Summary

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