#Ocean

Ocean Cleanup removes 100,000 kg of plastic from ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Non-profit Ocean Cleanup has revealed it has now removed more than 100,000 kg of plastics from the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' (GPGP). The Great Pacific garbage patch (aka Pacific trash vortex) is a huge area of marine debris in the central North Pacific Ocean. The size of...

Quadroins – meet the artificial birds being used to study the Ocean

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Meet the prototype of the robot penguin, named Quadroin, is being used to study the Ocean Quadroin, developed by German company EvoLogics, is designed to conduct research missions in all weather, dive to over 150m and interact with other Quadroins. Quadroins novel design is thanks to Burkard...

Ocean Cleanup’s Interceptor sets its sights on cleaning 1,000 Rivers in 5 Years

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A dutch-non-profit organization, The Ocean Cleanup (TOC), has launched a robot that wants to clean the waterways responsible for 80% of the world's river waste within the next five years. The new machine comes off the back of the companies efforts to strengthen its initiative in removing...

Ocean Cleanup hauls its first batch of plastic trash back to shore

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Has it been smooth sailing? No. But, The Ocean Cleanup has now completed its first successful mission to collect plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch! The team are now back on the shores of Vancouver showing off their 'catch'. The idea is that the rubbish they...

New tech harnesses energy by mixing freshwater and seawater

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Engineers at Stanford have created a new battery made from affordable and durable materials which can generate energy in places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The new tech could make coastal wastewater treatment plants - like the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in Los Angeles pictured above -...

Could we regrow the Great Barrier Reef with electricity?

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Might it be possible to restore the damaged Great Barrier Reef to its former glory using electricity? Heatwaves, cyclones and humanities own environmental missteps have all damaged the Great Barrier Reef. Changes in climate mean that once rare coral bleaching events are now predicted to occur every...