Oceans


How Midwestern Farmers Could Help Save the Gulf of Mexico

Source: motherjones.com Published: August 8, 2017 Pushart Tom Philpott If you pay state taxes in Maryland, you fund a program that gives farmers as much as $90 per acre—$22,500 annually for a typical corn operation—to plant a crop that’s not even intended for harvest....

Caltech Scientists Speed Up Carbon Sequestration Process by 500 times

Source: inhabitat.com Published: July 19, 2017 by Lacy Cooke Carbon sequestration, or removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it long-term, could help us fight climate change. It’s a complex chemical reaction, but a team of six scientists led by...

Wave-Sensor Buoy Deployed in Cape Cod Bay

Source: mass.gov Published: July 19, 2017 A new high-tech wave-monitoring buoy, supported by state and federal agencies, was recently deployed in Cape Cod Bay approximately 6 nautical miles north of Sandy Neck in Sandwich. The buoy will provide sea-state information...

AquaHarmonics Wins Wave Energy Prize

Source: energyharvestingjournal.com Published: November 30, 2016 Top image: AquaHarmonics Source: US Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced AquaHarmonics as the winner of the Wave Energy...

The Tide Rises for Open Ocean Farming

Source: insideunmannedsystems.com Published: February 26, 2016 With population growth driving global demand for fish and an increasingly limited number of new coastal aquaculture sites available, the emerging industry of open ocean aquaculture, or mariculture, is...

Project: Kelp Forest Array

Source:  centerforoceansolutions.org Published: July 12, 2017 Goals The Kelp Forest Array (KFA) is a state-of-the-art cabled platform for observational and experimental science aimed at monitoring and understanding local impacts of global climate change. Increasing...

New Seawall Design Generates Power from The Sea

Source: springwise.com Published: July 3, 2017 An innovative design by Dutch company Waterstudio could revolutionize how we generate electricity from the sea. Waterstudio, a Dutch company that focuses on water-based urban planning and research, has developed an...

Could Underwater Farming Feed the World?

Source: popsci.com Published: December 5, 2016 By Jeremy Deaton   Ocean-bound entrepreneur envisions ecological restoration and economic revival. Click here to watch “What is 3D Farming?”: https://youtu.be/NtBaX5oiUSA Worldwide, farmland consumes an area roughly...