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Hemp on the High Seas Once Again -- Cutting Fuel Costs

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The Dot Earth blog from New York Times writer Andrew Revkin notes that hemp is making a come-back: "A new age of sail may be a bit closer to reality. The MV Beluga SkySails, the first freighter in the modern era using a kite-like sail along with its conventional engine when the winds are right, completed a transatlantic passage and the owners report that the sail cut fuel burning around 20 percent on days when conditions were right."