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

Green Car Congress

Traffic went up in every ocean during the 20 years of the study, except off the coast of Somalia, where increasing piracy has almost completely halted commercial shipping since 2006. Shipping traffic grew even faster during the second decade of the study, peaking at rate of increase of 10% per year in 2011.

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Tesla shutting down Berlin factory for 2 weeks due to Red Sea shipping attacks

Baua Electric

In the years around 2010, piracy was a big issue off the Eastern coast of Africa and in the Gulf of Aden, particularly around Somalia, escalating during the Somali Civil War. But Somali piracy was largely “solved” by international cooperation and intervention, and is no longer currently a significant impact.

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Andy Grove: The U.S. must create an electric car industry - Apr. 17, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Just this past year Russia sent tanks into oil-rich Georgia, and an oil tanker was hijacked off the coast of Somalia. The power and efficiency of the internal-combustion engine were at the core of the development of the automobile. In addition, climate change demands that we harness new, renewable sources of energy.

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