Russia building largest nuclear icebreaker | The Arctic Journal

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Russia is wasting no time up North as maritime activity expands in the Arctic. The only country in the world currently building nuclear icebreakers has announced plans to build a $1 billion+  ship that will be capable of breaking ice thicker than 4 meters in the Arctic all year long. The ship is to be… Read more »

Huge low pressure system entering Bering Sea

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Should be interesting as we watch this system play out.  They are expecting 40 ft. seas out of this one as it intensifies. Synopsis…A 986 MB LOW NEAR 56N 169W WILL MOVE TO 57N 158W AT 992 MB MON MORNING AND THEN BE ABSORBED INTO A LOW IN THE NORTHERN GULF MON AFTERNOON. A 982… Read more »

Floating data centers on the way?

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Several articles surfaced this week revealing the existence two unique but similar barges under construction in San Francisco and Portland, ME.  Both postings provide various clues and indications that Google is behind whatever it is these barges are engaged in or will be engaged in.  I would venture to guess these may be more experimental,… Read more »

Fear not! Paper charts not going away despite what media may say!

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Ok…I’d like to set forth the facts that seem to be somewhat missing this week following the recent announcement from NOAA that they will cease printing paper charts. Fact: NOAA will no longer print paper charts and sell them in the printed format via local agents or retailers. Fact: NOAA has clearly made the decision… Read more »