Rotterdam catches – a part of – the floating plastics and other debris.
Plastics in the oceans have to be reduced.
Why not store energy In hollow tanks on the bottom of the sea? The German Fraunhofer Institute started a test with spherical storage tanks.
In November 2016, the first tank has been placed at the bottom of the Bodensee, near the German border with Switzerland.
Ultimately, the aim is to place the tanks in the area of offshore wind farms. But for now, the institute choose the lake because it is more practical for the tests. Read More
This Prototype developed to CleanUp the Oceans, can be a real game changer.
Since today, the first prototype of the ocean cleanup installation is ready to test.
It’s an invention of Boyan Slat, with which he wants to clean up the plastic debris in the oceans.
Instead of an installation of one hundred kilometers in length, this scale model is a one hundred meters long prototype which is posted for the Dutch coast in the North Sea. Read More
Do you love your boat? And do you want to clean up the water in the harbor? This is what we have for you. This genius bucket can suck garbage right out of the ocean.
It’s called the SeaBin and it works just like a fish tank filter. Let’s get rid of the plastic soup. Read More
The economical value of the oceans is analyzed by the University of Queensland and the Boston Consulting Group, as the seventh largest economy in the world.
It is difficult to say whether monster cyclone Pam is a direct result of climate change. What is certain, is that the condition of low-lying island nations in the Pacific Ocean is awkward.
Four days after cyclone ‘Pam’ hit Vanuatu, much remains unclear. About the damages, and the number of victims.
Fact is that in this part of the Pacific Ocean, the sea level rises about 7 millimeters per year. This is more than twice the world average of 3 millimeters per year. Read More
Researchers of NASA are now able to simulate a heavy storm, typhoon or hurricane and help local authorities saving their people in an early stage.
The researchers used data, including temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction. With this model they can predict a disaster because of the climate change. Read More
Entrepreneur De Waard started the Foundation SarasWater and now introduces a vessel that cleans rivers and canals from plastics. While snorkeling on vacation, he was astonished by the amount of plastics in the water.
The Foundation needs 20,000 euros to develop a prototype which can catch plastic particles to 2 millimeters to big parts.
10 cities are in danger because of Sea Level Rising. And 44% of all people on Earth live within 100 miles of the shore.
Luckily, a growing number of studies have measured the risk from rising oceans, in different areas.
They made predictions for sea level rising in 2030, 2050 and 2070. Read More
Greenhouse gases trap heat and make the planet warmer.
Human activities are responsible for almost all of the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the last 150 years.
The US Environment Protection Agency reported that 65% of greenhouse gases are generated by combustion of fossil fuel. Of which, 45% is from coal, 35% is from oil, and 20% is from natural gas.
A recently published paper in Science today details how to create regenerating plastic objects that can self-repair damage that stretches more than an inch across. An object can be damaged over and over and still repair itself without seriously compromising its strength.
In the video, Professor Scott White discusses the research Read More