Oceans


10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Source: nrdc.org Published: January 5, 2016 Sarah Engler While soaking up the relaxing cadence of crashing waves on the beach, no one wants to think about how the ocean has basically become garbage soup. But here’s the buzz-killing reality: There are millions of tons...

5 Companies Leading the Charge in Using Ocean Plastic in Their Products

Source: ecowatch.com Published: June 4, 2016 By Sierra Club Scientists estimate that more than 5 million pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans. From flip-flops to microbeads, this pollution poses a serious risk for marine animals, which often mistake...

Wetlands Restoration Helps You!

Source: thankyouocean.org Published: April 6, 2017 by Chris Kay Click here to watch “Wetlands Restoration Helps You!”: https://youtu.be/hq4oqaCAcfM Coastal wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate, despite their importance to ocean and coastal health, humans and...

Restore Wetlands

Source: savesfbay.org Published: April 6, 2017 Wetlands are the transition area between open water and dry land, constantly appearing and disappearing with the ebb and flow of tides. As the heart and lungs of the Bay, wetlands support over 500 species of fish and...

Desalination Breakthrough Turns Seawater into Drinking Water

Source: ecowatch.com Published: April 5, 2017 Chris McDermott Turning seawater into drinking water just became more feasible. Scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK have developed graphene oxide membranes with holes small enough to filter out salt. The...

Dell Packaging Made from Recycled Ocean Plastics, an IT Industry First

Source: environmentalleader.com Published: February 22, 2017 Dell is the latest company to turn ocean plastics into new products and packaging as businesses increasingly address the problem of plastic waste — and see potential in creating circular supply chains and...

Mitigating Climate Change Through Coastal Ecosystem Management

Source: thebluecarboninitiative.org Published: February 21, 2017 The International Blue Carbon Initiative is a coordinated, global program focused on mitigating climate change through the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems. Coastal...

The Smog of the Sea

Source: thesmogofthesea.com Published: February 16, 2017 The Smog of the Sea chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited onboard an unusual crew to help him study the sea: renowned surfers Keith...

Hair Can Be Used to Clean Up Oil Spills

Source: thehindu.com Published: February 16, 2017 Oil coats the nooks and crannies along a strand of hair rendering it useful for clean-ups, says Lisa Craig Gautier Lisa Craig Gautier talks about the use of human hair in oil spill management. MatterOfTrust.org, an...