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...