Oceans


Beyond Sustainability: GreenWave’s Regenerative Ocean Farm

Source: impactalpha.com Published: January 13, 2016 NOTE: Requires an Impact Alpha membership to view Marina Leytes R. Buckminster Fuller was a founding father of systems thinking. You can look it up. And you can look up an index of ideas that honor such thinking in...

Ancient Romans Were Way Better at Making Concrete

Source: popsci.com Published: July 5, 2017 The ocean didn’t break it down— it only made it stronger. A microscopic image of concrete. C-A-S-H stands for the calcium-aluminum-silicate-hydrate material that forms when volcanic ash, lime, and seawater mix. The...

Exotic Property of Salty Solutions Discovered

Source: phys.org Published: November 10, 2016 Diamond-anvil cell. Credit: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences By Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres Water and aqueous solutions can behave strangely under pressure. Experiments carried out at the GFZ...

The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas

Source: nytimes.com Published: June 15, 2017 In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity. By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Photographs by JOSH HANER JUNE 15, 2017 ROTTERDAM, the...

Recycled Ocean Plastic Could Become the Building Block of the Future

Source: curbed.com Published: August 1, 2016 By Barbara Eldredge More than 300 million tons of plastic trash is generated every year, but less than 8 percent of that waste is recycled. In fact, as much as 12 million tons ends up in the ocean. A new U.S.-based startup,...

Wetland Restoration Efforts

Source: baytrail.org Published: May 18, 2017 Bair Island planting event (photo by Save the Bay) The Bay Area is prized for its beauty, and is one of America’s great estuaries. Over the years, urbanization and the transformation of open spaces to more intensive land...

Forget Tidal – the B.C. Advantage Is Wave Power

Source: biv.com Published: May 9, 2017 Wave-measuring buoys like this one were used in a new study to measure wave energy potential off the coast of Vancouver Island | Submitted By Nelson Bennett Anyone who has walked along the beaches near Tofino in the wintertime...

Dramatic Venice Sculpture Comes With A Big Climate Change Warning

Source: mashable.com Published: May 15, 2017 Venice is sinking. Image: halcyon gallery By Maria Gallucci Italy’s famed city of Venice has grappled with flooding and encroaching waters since the Middle Ages. But as global warming speeds up sea level rise, the...