At Least 9 Drown Swimming Off the Coast of Southern France

The victims had ventured into the waves at various beaches despite high seas stirred up by strong winds that formed perilous underwater swells.

#drownings, #france, #mediterranean-sea

Life and Death on Stromboli Volcano, Lighthouse of the Mediterranean

Stromboli’s volcano is always active, always at the brink of devastating paroxysms. For those who visit the island as tourists or scientists, it is a spectacle like no other.

#italy, #mediterranean-sea, #nature-communications-journal, #research, #science-and-technology, #stromboli, #travel-and-vacations, #volcanoes, #your-feed-photojournalism, #your-feed-science

More Than 100 Migrants Are Feared Dead as Boat Capsizes in Mediterranean

The shipwreck off Libya comes as the number of attempts to cross the sea from Africa to Europe increases in the warmer weather.

#deaths-fatalities, #libya, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Israel’s Shadow War With Iran Moves Out to Sea

Israel and Iran have fought a clandestine war across the Middle East for years, mainly by land and air. Now ships are under attack in the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

#defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hezbollah, #iran, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #persian-gulf, #politics-and-government, #red-sea, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Suez Canal Blocked After Container Ship Gets Stuck

By Wednesday morning, more than 100 ships were stuck at each end of the canal, which carries roughly 10 percent of worldwide shipping traffic.

#canals, #egypt, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #red-sea, #ships-and-shipping

Wedding Rings Lost in Shipwreck Will Be Returned to Migrant Couple

The owners of the two rings, which were found in a backpack in the Mediterranean, survived the capsizing of their vessel as they crossed from Libya to Europe.

#immigration-and-emigration, #mediterranean-sea, #rescues

At Least 74 Drown in Wreck Off Libya, U.N. Agency Says

A rubber raft crowded with at least 120 migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. The craft was on a notoriously dangerous route for refugees trying to reach European shores.

#drownings, #international-organization-for-migration, #libya, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Sharks Wash Up on Beaches, Stabbed by Swordfish

The discovery of impaled sharks on Mediterranean shores backs up old fishermen’s tales of the marine predators dueling with swordfish.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #ichthyological-research-journal, #libya, #mediterranean-sea, #research, #sharks, #spain, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Chevron’s Purchase Could Unlock Israel’s Natural Gas Bonanza

The oil giant’s takeover of Noble Energy gives it a foothold in an emerging energy hot spot: the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

#chevron-corporation, #delek-drilling-lp, #international-trade-and-world-market, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #natural-gas, #noble-energy-inc, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #turkey, #wirth-michael-k

Lebanon and Israel, Officially Enemies, Agree to Talks on Sea Border

The negotiations will be their first on nonsecurity issues in three decades but officials do not expect them to lead to peace talks.

#berri-nabih, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #israel, #lebanon, #mediterranean-sea, #natural-gas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #politics-and-government, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations

Migrants Rescued by Tanker Arrive in Italy After Weekslong Standoff

The migrants were transferred from the tanker, the Maersk Etienne, to a humanitarian vessel before docking in Sicily after 40 days at sea.

#europe, #maersk-line, #malta, #mediterranean-sea, #ships-and-shipping, #sicily-italy

Tanker Asked to Rescue Migrants Off Malta Is Denied Permission to Dock

The weekslong refusal by Malta and other nations to allow a tanker from a major global company to dock reflects an escalation in hard-line tactics against migrants.

#europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #italy, #malta, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #ships-and-shipping

From the Seabed, Figures of an Ancient Cult

A trove of Phoenician artifacts was long ascribed to a single shipwreck. More likely they were tossed overboard, and over centuries, a new study suggests.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #shipwrecks-historic, #your-feed-science

Banksy-Funded Rescue Vessel Evacuated After Distress Call

About 400 migrants remain stranded aboard several rescue vessels in the central Mediterranean as international aid groups urge European officials to let them come ashore.

#banksy, #illegal-immigration, #louise-michel, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #rescues, #sea-watch-ev, #ships-and-shipping

Rising Tensions Between Turkey and Greece Divide E.U. Leaders

Conflict over drilling rights to massive natural-gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean is becoming increasingly militarized, risking a conflict between two NATO members.

#defense-and-military-forces, #european-union, #greece, #mediterranean-sea, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #turkey

Israel Quietly Opens Its Borders, and Palestinians Have a Beach Day

Tens of thousands of Palestinians slipped through holes in Israel’s security barrier, with Israel’s tacit approval, for a rare day on a Mediterranean beach.

#beaches, #border-barriers, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #nablus-west-bank, #netanya-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations, #west-bank

After Beirut Explosion, Funerals and Fury

International rescue teams raced to Lebanon to help in the search for survivors of a huge explosion. But with evidence that government negligence played a role, public anger swelled.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #mediterranean-sea

Turkish Aggression Is NATO’s ‘Elephant in the Room’

Despite being a NATO member, Turkey has bought Russian air defense. And a recent push into Libya and its energy ambitions nearly led to armed conflicts with France and Greece.

#defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europe, #european-union, #mediterranean-sea, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #turkey, #united-states-international-relations

The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From?

Trace quantities of isotopes hint at the true origin of a kind of glass that was highly prized in the Roman Empire.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #chemistry, #egypt, #glass, #glassware, #isotopes, #mediterranean-sea, #research, #roman-civilization, #your-feed-science

5 BRs, Pool/Hot Tub, Mediterranean Vu; Too Far to Commute to Jerusalem

The United States has put the ambassador to Israel’s Malibu-style seaside estate on the market. It can be yours for only $87 million.

#abramovich-roman-a, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #friedman-david-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east, #shapiro-daniel-b, #state-department, #tel-aviv-israel, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

You’ll Put This on Everything

Sweet, salty, intensely citrusy and pleasingly tart, lemon goop amplifies any dish.

#canning-and-preserving, #capers, #citrus-fruits, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #mediterranean-sea, #paris-france, #seafood

The Elites Were Living High. Then Came the Fall.

Modern cities can learn from the fate of the collapsed civilizations at Ugarit and Mycenae.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bronze-age, #crete-greece, #greek-civilization, #income-inequality, #mediterranean-sea

Natural Gas Exports Slow as Pandemic Reduces Global Demand

Businesses in the United States, Israel and other countries were planning to invest billions in export terminals. Now, those projects are being canceled or delayed.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #egypt, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #production

What Happened to the Original 1 Percent?

Modern cities can learn from the fate of the collapsed civilizations at Ugarit and Mycenae.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bronze-age, #crete-greece, #greek-civilization, #income-inequality, #mediterranean-sea