Oceans

July 11, 2014, 12pm PDT
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.
ASLA The Dirt
December 4, 2011, 5am PST
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.
The Economist
May 5, 2011, 7am PDT
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.
Popular Science
April 22, 2011, 5am PDT
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.
Places
September 15, 2010, 9am PDT
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.
Metropolis Magazine
June 14, 2010, 6am PDT
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.
The National Review
January 15, 2010, 5am PST
Officials in Hawaii have unveiled a strategic plan for removing garbage and debris from the ocean near the Hawaiian Archipelago.
The Honolulu Advertiser
July 17, 2009, 7am PDT
The city of Santa Monica has just unveiled its first segment of green street, one where rainwater runoff seeps into porous pavement and landscaping.
The Lookout
July 11, 2009, 5am PDT
A Russian manufacturer has announced plans to build a nuclear energy plant on a floating platform near the Bering Sea.
The New York Times
April 14, 2009, 8am PDT
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.
The New York Times
February 3, 2009, 6am PST
New updates to the online visualization program Google Earth add oceans to the image-based virtual version of the planet.
The New York Times
August 1, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>A popular swimming area at the San Diego area beach of La Jolla has been overrun by seals, making swimming unsafe. Many community members want the seals out, but animal rights activists say they should be allowed to stay.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
June 22, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Royal Caribbean is building the world's largest cruise ship, which will be a city in its own right with seven different neighborhoods and a central public space/urban park.</p>
Gizmodo
May 29, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Offshore drilling company StatoilHydro is finding a new way to get energy at sea- with large-scale wind turbines.</p>
Energy Business Review
May 28, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The Bush Administration is reportedly considering the creation of some of the world's large marine reserves by using the presidential powers granted by the Antiquities Act of 1906.</p>
NPR