Oceans

A new book called 'Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections between Cities and Oceans,' by Timothy Beatley, argues that cities must expand their understanding of urbanism to include their impacts on the oceans.
Yesterday   ASLA The Dirt
Brainchild of libertarians, seasteads are brand new cities built upon the ocean. It's not as far-fetched as it sounds, according to this article's author, but it will have to overcome the myriad engineering, energy, and legal challenges.
Dec 4, 2011   The Economist
Building wind farms in the ocean is an ideal way to generate electricity, but it's not so easy to get that energy back to shore efficiently. This article looks as a transmission project that could address that issue.
May 5, 2011   Popular Science
In a world heavily composed of and reliant on water, how we treat our oceans should be a major aspect of the way we think about planning and living on this planet, according to Timothy Beatley.
Apr 22, 2011   Places
The competition is fierce and blustery in the business of off-shore wind energy generation, as companies vie to launch bigger and better wind turbines off the coast of the United Kingdom.
Sep 15, 2010   Metropolis Magazine
With the devastating spill of oil in the Gulf, this post from <em>The National Review</em> suggests taking control over off-shore drilling out of the hands of government and putting it into the hands of private interests.
Jun 14, 2010   The National Review
Officials in Hawaii have unveiled a strategic plan for removing garbage and debris from the ocean near the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Jan 15, 2010   The Honolulu Advertiser
The city of Santa Monica has just unveiled its first segment of green street, one where rainwater runoff seeps into porous pavement and landscaping.
Jul 17, 2009   The Lookout
A Russian manufacturer has announced plans to build a nuclear energy plant on a floating platform near the Bering Sea.
Jul 11, 2009   The New York Times
Researchers at Duke University are advising Congress to develop zoning rules for the oceans that will guide where offshore energy generation can and should occur.
Apr 14, 2009   The New York Times
New updates to the online visualization program Google Earth add oceans to the image-based virtual version of the planet.
Feb 3, 2009   The New York Times