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Newcastle Univ. researchers say expansion of Panama Canal could help reduce carbon footprint of marine industry

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In a paper published this month in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering , Paul Stott and Dr Peter Wright of Newcastle University, UK, suggest that the $6-billion Panama Canal expansion program offers the marine industry as a whole an opportunity to reduce its environmental impact.

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Bogotá orders 379 electric buses from BYD

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BYD will provide the Colombian capital of Bogotá with a fleet of 379 pure electric buses, in a deal awarded by the capital’s TransMilenio SA mass transport authority. This fleet will begin operations in September 2020, giving Bogotá the largest electric bus fleet on the continent and one of the largest in the world.

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BYD wins order for another 406 electric buses in Bogotá, Colombia

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BYD entered the Colombian market in 2012 and made several milestone achievements: building the first pure electric taxi fleet in South America in 2013, entering the Bogotá BRT system in 2017. Globally, BYD’s green transport offerings have spread to more than 300 cities, operating in more than 50 countries and regions.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 booster fleet assembles for West Coast Starlink launches

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After waiting for several days in a nearby harbor, the massive SpaceX recovery platform was carried through the Panama Canal on the back of an even larger transport ship on June 25th and is now en route to California – ETA: July 6th. Falcon 9 B1049, May 9th. Richard Angle). Falcon 9 B1051, May 12th.

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ICCT study examines current & projected use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping; growth in BC emissions points to need for policies

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According to the report, potentially large increases in BC emissions may occur in the Arctic, further exacerbating warming, if ships are diverted from the Panama and Suez canals to take advantage of shorter routes to and from Asia, Europe, and North America. LNG, fuel cells), albeit at substantial cost to existing fleets.

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Costa Rica to become Latin American electric-car pioneer?

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The Central American country ,wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, is home to 4.8 But that won't deter the Costa Rican government from greening its fleet. Costa Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles annually—less than 1 percent of the sales in the United States.

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SpaceX drone ship heads to the Bahamas for its ride to California

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SpaceX relocated the vessel to give its East Coast fleet a redundant pair of drone ships and enable a launch cadence boost otherwise unachievable. lol so it sounds like OCISLY will be piggybacking on MS1 from the Bahamas through the Panama Canal – and possibly all the way to Port of Long Beach.

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