World’s first hybrid wind and fuel powered chemical tanker sets sail from Rotterdam

Rotterdam — The world’s first chemical tanker ship fitted with massive rigid aluminum “sails” has left Rotterdam, its owner hoping to plot a route to bringing down the shipping industry’s huge carbon footprint. The MT Chemical Challenger, a nearly 18,000-ton chemicals transporter, set sail from Antwerp for Istanbul on Friday and will undergo sea trials along…

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Meet Speckles, one of the world’s only known dolphins with “extremely rare” skin patches

There’s a bottlenose dolphin swimming through Australia’s waters that’s anything but typical. Researchers say the marine mammal is covered in a rare coloration that only a handful of other dolphins that have been photographed have and that earned it a unique name: Speckles.  While surveying Southern Queensland’s Hervey Bay in September 2022, researchers with Australia’s…

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World’s first rhino IVF pregnancy could save species that has only 2 living animals remaining

There are just two northern white rhinos left in the entire world – and they’re both female. But now, their species has a chance at survival, as researchers have for the first time achieved an IVF rhino pregnancy. BioRescue Project, a reproduction technology nonprofit focused on saving threatened species, announced on Wednesday that the company…

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