Adorable moment cheeky penguin jumps on boat in Antarctica … – Daily Mail

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Jan 182018
 

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Adorable moment cheeky penguin jumps on boat in Antarctica …
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Footage has emerged of a curious penguin leaping out of icy Antarctic waters onto a boat belonging to Australian researchers, who were visited by seven more of the birds this Tuesday.
Penguin pops in for quick visit on boat in Antarctica.. and it's not the …fox8.com
Video: Penguin pays unexpected visit to Antarctic researchers on a boatFOX31 Denver
Penguin pops in for a visit in Antarctic iceThe Mercury

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Crews cleaning oil leak from sunken West Virginia boat, Coast Guard says

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Jan 112018
 

Crews in West Virginia are working to clean up an oil spill after learning of a reported sunken boat, the Coast Guard said in a news release Wednesday night. At 7:40 a.m., members of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington got word from the vessel …

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Experts plan cleanup of Hawaii boat wreck leaking oil

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Nov 112017
 

HONOLULU (AP) – The Coast Guard says pollution cleanup could take weeks for a fishing boat that smashed into a shallow reef off Hawaii and has been leaking oil and fuel into the water. The vessel was taking workers from Southeast Asia and other Pacific …
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Toyota To Begin Trialling Hybrid Boat In Tokyo

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Apr 012017
 

Toyota will begin testing a newly developed hybrid boat (leisure craft) in the Tokyo region next summer, with the total feasibility study period being from July 2018 until March

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No oil leaks into Lake Tahoe from boat fire, officials say

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Aug 172016
 

RENO, Nev. – The U.S. Coast Guard says firefighters protected Lake Tahoe’s famously clear water as they quickly snuffed out flames shooting out of a docked tourist cruise boat. The agency said Wednesday that the Tahoe Queen had 800 gallons of diesel fuel …
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1 boat capsizes during extreme weather on Lake Powell – St George News

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Jun 112015
 

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1 boat capsizes during extreme weather on Lake Powell
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LAKE POWELL — Extreme weather caused a boat to capsize on Lake Powell Saturday afternoon, creating a very scary situation for a vacationing family. A family camping at the back of Crystal Springs Canyon, in a location with a pour-off overhead and a

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US Icebreaker Polar Star Reaches Boat Trapped in Ice Near Antarctica – NBCNews.com

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Feb 152015
 

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US Icebreaker Polar Star Reaches Boat Trapped in Ice Near Antarctica
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Rescuers on Friday reached an Australian fishing boat trapped in the ice near Antarctica with 26 people aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement. The Coast Guard dispatched the icebreaker Polar Star on Tuesday to rescue the 207-foot Antarctic …

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Solar Cup: Largest Solar-Powered Boat Competition (VIDEO)

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May 152014
 


Originally published on 1Sun4All.

Three days of racing launches this Friday, May 16 at Metropolitan Water District’s (mwdh20) 12th annual Solar Cup at Lake Skinner in Temecula Valley, California, reports mwdh2o. The nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition features nearly 700 students on 40 southland high school teams. Here’s some more info from mwdh20:

12th Annual Solar Cup 2014

The Official Solar Cup Video

There are many videos available on YouTube for the Solar Cup Competition, this is the official video made in 2008 and gives us the best overview of the very cool event.  

About 10,000 students have participated in Solar Cup™ since the inaugural event launched with just eight boats in 2002. The program is a team-based educational competition that allows students to apply their skills in math, physics, engineering and communications, while learning about Southern California’s water sources, resource management, conservation and alternative energy development.

solar cup Image courtesy of mwdh20

Since building identical hulls last November from kits supplied by Metropolitan, students have worked nights and weekends to maximize their boats’ endurance, speed and mechanical and electrical efficiencies. Over the past few months, working with their sponsoring Metropolitan member and local agencies, they have equipped the 16-foot-long shells with solar panels, batteries, electrical systems, drive trains, propellers and rudders.

solar cup Image courtesy of mwdh20

The weekend of racing culminates the students’ school-year commitment to learning about alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability, engineering and teamwork.

Solar Cup serves as an educational benchmark for our future workforce while students gain hands-on lessons in science, technology, engineering and environmental sciences to round out their textbook curriculum. –Solar Cup coordinator Julie Miller, a state-certified teacher in Metropolitan’s education programs.

The competition begins with teams being put through a series of qualifying events by
Metropolitan and a technical advisory team from Harvey Mudd and Occidental colleges to ensure boats meet rules and are safe and seaworthy. The races will be followed by an awards ceremony, with trophies awarded in veteran and rookie divisions for teams with the highest points, as well as to teams honored for “Hottest-Looking Boat,” teamwork and sportsmanship.

Winners are the teams with the highest number of points gained in the competitions, technical inspections, submission of three technical reports and creation of a public service announcement focusing on water conservation.

Solar Cup 2012 PSA

Races are easily visible from the lake shoreline and are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission and parking. More local information is available here.

Event videos and photos from past Solar Cup events can be found under Education Programs at Metropolitan’s website, mwdh2o.com.

For a look back at the evolution of solar-powered boats, check out this article: “Firefly” — Solar-Powered Boat Putting Progress into a Modern Perspective

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Rescue boat for trapped ship in Antarctic waits for better weather – CNN International

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Dec 292013
 

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Rescue boat for trapped ship in Antarctic waits for better weather
CNN International
(CNN) — Seventy-four passengers trapped aboard expedition vessel in the Antarctic for nearly a week will have to wait even longer as weather hampers yet another rescue attempt. Their latest hope, an Australian icebreaker ship Aurora Australis, is
Cracks in ice new hope for stranded Antarctica shipNBCNews.com (blog)
Antarctica Russian ship rescue in sight as ice cracksCBC.ca
Antarctica rescue mission: dispatches from the MV Akademik ShokalskiyThe Guardian

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Boat sinks in Columbia River, spills oil – kgw.com

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Aug 282013
 

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Boat sinks in Columbia River, spills oil
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LONGVIEW, Ore. – A large boat sank about five miles west of Longview Tuesday, causing a significant oil spill in the Columbia River. The Coast Guard and Department of Ecology were working to contain the spill. People were warned not to swim or fish in
Crews cleaning up fuel spill from sunken boat near LongviewKATU
Boat sinks, leaks 50-100 gal. of fuelKOIN.com
Boat carrying hundreds of gallons of fuel sinks in Columbia RiverLongview Daily News

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