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Looking to map the estimated CO2 emissions of various types of ships, researchers at the University College of London’s Energy Institute working with Kiln, a digital journalism studio and data visualization firm have created a fascinating interactive map – Shipmap.org – showing our world’s shipping routes in motion.

 

Global Shipping Routes by T. Hengl (CC 3.0)

 

The video above will give you a preview, but you should definitely follow the link to the actual map – where you’ll be able to choose your vessel type and zoom in on specific ports and shipping routes. It’s really cool.

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

Carroll Street Bridge. Photo by Jim Henderson. (CC0 1.0)

 

Last Friday to commemorate Earth Day, the dank depths of the Gowanus Canal were doused with fresh, clean water – blessed holy water actually – by a group of Franciscan friars from Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic church, as reported by The New York Times.

View north from Carroll Street Bridge. Photo by Jim Henderson. (CC0 1.0)

 

The ceremony was also attended by Franciscan nuns, students and faculty from St. Francis College and some local residents. Read more from The New York Times here…


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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