Oceans


Scientists Solve Ocean ‘Carbon Sink’ Puzzle

Source: ecowatch.com Published: February 8, 2017 iStock By Robert McSweeney The oceans are a hugely important “carbon sink,” helping absorb CO2 emissions from human activities. Without them, CO2 would accumulate more quickly in the atmosphere, raising...

These 2 Projects Are Exploring the Potential of Underwater Farming

Source: marketwatch.com Published: January 6, 2017 Nemo’s Garden uses underwater biospheres to grow edible plants and is almost completely self-sustainable. NEMO’S GARDEN Can we grow food beneath the waves in a safe, self-sustainable way? By JURICA DUJMOVIC The...

Building Greener Ships, to Keep the Sea from Rising

Source: nytimes.com Published: December 8, 2015 A ship in Qingdao, China. The country’s imports and exports have declined, which could temporarily drop emissions.Credit…European Pressphoto Agency By Henry Fountain SAN DIEGO — With its cavernous cargo holds and...

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Searches for Real Solutions to Ocean Plastic Waste

Source: wehatetowaste.com Published: January 18, 2017 R. Prince-Ruiz studies ocean plastic waste for the Refill Bristol initiative in Bristol, UK. (Image: Michelle Cassar, Cassar Photography/Being PALL) Rebecca Prince-Ruiz “If you’re like me, you address the issue of...

Nonprofit Using Surplus Hair to Help Clean Up Oil Spills

Source: nbcbayarea.com Published: December 17, 2016 By Garvin Thomas Matter Of Trust specializes in connecting people who have too much of a resource with people who could put it to good use. Turing hair into mats to clean up oil spills has been a perfect fit for...

This Company Turns Plastic Bottle Trash from The Ocean into Clothing

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: September 27, 2016 Bionic Yarn has transformed millions of bottles recovered from shorelines. A jacket made with Bionic Yarn’s thread. Courtesy of Bionic Yarn By Kimberly Yam This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign,...

Living Shorelines: How Nature Can Help Us Beat Back Rising Seas

Source: grist.org Published: September 20, 2016 By Jeremy Deaton Click here to watch “Living shorelines: How nature can help us beat back rising seas”: https://youtu.be/KcbTD_Uaa7U Next year, New York will break ground on the first section of a U-shaped wall around...

Green-Powered Boat Prepares for Round-The-World Voyage

Source: theguardian.com Published: September 12, 2016 Work on the hull of the Energy Observer in Saint Malo, western France. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images Agence France-Presse Vessel aiming to be the ‘Solar Impulse of the seas’ will be powered solely by...

Revolutionary Tidal Fence Is Set To Trap The Sea’s Power

Source: theguardian.com Published: August 11, 2015 Illustration showing how Kepler Energy’s turbine rotor blades will look installed in a tidal fence configuration. Photograph: Kepler Energy Alex Kirby for Climate News Network, part of the Guardian Environment Network...