Port Canaveral which is the world’s second-busiest cruise ports certainly is busy today now that cruise lines have suspended operations. The port which is located in Florida around 50 miles east of Orlando currently has six docked cruise ships.
The cruise ships berthed at the port are from four different cruise lines. there is also another ship anchored just off the coast. It’s an unprecedented situation and the port is supporting as much as possible. Here is a list of all the cruise ships currently berthed and the one offshore.
#GlobalTechnologyNews. Major Smartphone Trade Show Canceled In Barcelona, Spain Amid Coronavirus Concerns. One of the world’s biggest trade shows has been cancelled as mounting concerns over the coronavirus outbreak ripple across the business world. Organizers called off the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, after big-name participants pulled out. The annual conference, scheduled to kick off on Feb. 24, is a marquee event for the city of Barcelona and for the mobile phone industry. It typically attracts more than 100,000 attendees each year who come to check out the latest in smartphone technology. #COVID19 #CoronaVirushttps://www.npr.org/2020/02/12/805389763/major-smartphone-trade-show-canceled-amid-coronavirus-concerns
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“The path to this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference has been a little rocky. But despite the last-minute change in venue – from Santiago, Chile, to Madrid, Spain – a dozen graduate students from Colorado State University will attend and take part in the climate talks, also known as the Conference of the Parties or COP. The conference runs Dec. 2-13.
They’ve been schooled on the ins and outs of the international gathering through a class taught by CSU Associate Professor Gillian Bowser in conjunction with Clark University Associate Professor Elisabeth Gilmore and Professor Sarah Green of Michigan Technological University. This will be the 10th trip to the COP for Bowser.
The class is not a primer on international travel. Bowser, Gilmore and Green charged the students with conducting research on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, which serve as a call to action for countries around the world. Each team of students includes individuals from CSU, Clark and MTU. They’ll present their findings at press conferences held at the COP.”
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” 10 Nordic ports have signed a declaration to work together on the environmental challenges related to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The declaration emphasizes the importance of sharing knowledge, information and best practices within a variety of different environmental areas:
• Energy use and alternative energy sources • Emission of air and water pollutants from port operation and vessels • Biological diversity and the prevalence of invasive species • Innovative solutions that support sustainable development, e.g. through close collaboration with academia, industry and start-ups.
The 10 ports that have signed the declaration are the Copenhagen Malmö Port, Port of Helsingborg, Faxaports Iceland, Port of Aarhus, Port of Helsinki, Port of Esbjerg, Port of Gothenburg, Ports of Stockholm, Port of Tórshavn and the Port of Oslo. ”
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Ahead of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid 2-13 December, the Parliament on Thursday approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency in Europe and globally. They also want the Commission to ensure that all relevant legislative and budgetary proposals are fully aligned with the objective of limiting global warming to under 1.5 °C.
“Iberdrola, through Vineyard Wind, aspires to the development of a new marine wind power project in United States waters, this time in the State of Connecticut, for the development of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW).
Vineyard Wind, a 50% owned company by Avangrid – the US subsidiary of the Spanish group – and the Danish fund Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), presented the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) its wind power project ‘Park City Wind ‘, which includes proposals for the development of 408 MW wind farm and options for 800 MW, 1,000 MW and 1,200 MW, which would be built in one of the two lease areas assigned to the company.
These lease areas are located south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, in one of the areas with the strongest winds on the east coast of the country, and are not visible from any part of the Connecticut waterfront. “
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