New research shows that the increasing plastic waste in Oceans is a real threat for the health of the animals and plants like corals.
The risk of infection and disease outbreaks by as much 89 percent.
Dutch foundation The Ocean Cleanup announced it will start extracting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with a new concept: Floating Screens. The new developed technology is based on floating ‘anchors’, instead of the initially planned fixed anchors.
Series of floating anchors (two black structures) are to keep the screen in place.
The cleanup system is already tested. Read More
This Floating Power Plant is targeting 20GW, corresponding to €50bn potential revenue. The Power Plant is offshore proof and grid connected.
Denmark is convinced that this wind- and water energy plant is a significant step forward in world challenge to change into renewables. Read More
The Pacific Garbage Patch survey concluded: ‘It’s Worse Than We Thought’.
Boyan Slat, the 22-year-old Dutch inventor and CEO behind The Ocean Cleanup, announced today preliminary results of the organization’s latest major research mission, the Aerial Expedition, the first-ever aerial survey of an ocean garbage patch, also called ‘the plastic soup‘. Read More
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