Satellite altimeter data study finds global ship traffic up 4x over past 20 years

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Ships powered by fossil fuels dump oil, fuel and waste into the water and pump exhaust into the air. Burgeoning ship traffic has increased the amount of pollution in the atmosphere, particularly above the Sri Lanka-Sumatra-China shipping lane, where the study notes a 50% increase in nitrogen dioxide, a common air pollutant, over the 20-year period.

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Axial Vector and Kirloskar Oil Engines Forming JV for Mass Production of Axial-Type Engines

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Intake and exhaust valves open and close by a patent-pending method of rotating cam and trunions. The marketing rights of the joint venture company will extend to all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries: India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The AVEC axial engine technology in a 60 hp (45 kW) application targeted at UAVs. Source: AVEC. Click to enlarge.

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Urban transport | Two wheels good | The Economist

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