WaterWheel cleans the harbor

Baltimore WaterWheel cleans the harbor

This solar powered WaterWheel removes tons of plastic bottles, cups and cigarette butts from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

This beautiful WaterWheel cleans the harbor of Baltimore.

The harbor was polluted with toxines and tonnes of waste like plastics. 

But that will change. By 2020, the water will be clean, fresh and healthy. Read More

BP pays record environmental fine of 18.7 billion for oil spill in 2010

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The accident started when oil was leaking along the borehole to the surface, causing an explosion.

The British oil company BP has to return $ 18.7 billion for the Gulf oil spill.

This is the highest amount ever paid as claim by a company in the United States.

The 2010 disaster at BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused devastating pollution in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

Shell will pay for cleaning up polluted Niger Delta

Nigeria, oil, fossil, Shell, pollution, renewables, CO2

Theft, fraud, opacity, pollution characterize Nigeria’s years of oil production. This a new agreement is a giant step forward to a healthy delta area.

Since 2008, the area of ​​Bodo, is a horribly polluted part of the Niger Delta in Nigeria

Several oil spills, destroyed all nature and colored the area black.

Now there is an agreement between all parties involved to Bodo, to clean the area and restore nature. And Shell will pay all costs.  Read More

Oceans are economic superpowers

Water pollution, Chia, Huangpu, Water stress, water shortage, government, project, climate change

Chinese sanitation workers in Shanghai fish out thousands of dead pigs found floating in the Huangpu (March 2013)

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.

The oceans are representing a value of 23,8 trillion dollars. Listed just below the UK and over Brazil.

This result has been presented in the report ‘Reviving the Ocean Economy‘, commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund Read More

Change Climate Change. 60 minutes next saturday

Climate Change, Earth Hour, WWF, Pollution, movement, global warming, sea level rising, weather extremes

Close the lights, saturday March 28th

Close your lights for 1 hour, next Saturday, March 28th, at 8:30 pm local time. Saturday it is Earth Hour, a worldwide moment for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Please join.

Close your lights and use your power. Where ever you are in the world.

One hour no power. Join the activism against global warming, pollution, climate change, science awareness and extreme weather. Read More

Shell will get a green light for drilling in Alaska

Climate change, climate summit, walrus

Arctic ice is dwindling, and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, “hauling out” on an Alaskan beach in numbers never seen before

This week, Shell will get it’s approval to resume drilling in the waters around Alaska from the US government.

The news has been reported by ‘The Guardian. According to the newspaper, Shell will get the permission next Wednesday.

It is expected that Minister Sally Jewell will ratify a positive recommendation from supervisor Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Read More

Your green world: contribute to this vessel cleans rivers and canals

plastic soup cleaning vessel

Contrary to the commonly-held belief that plastic takes 500 to 1,000 years to decomposes, researchers now report that the hard plastic polystyrene begins to break down in the ocean within one year, releasing potentially toxic bisphenol A (BPA) and other chemicals into the water…”

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. 

Link to the crowdfunding platform Read More

Research: 30 times more Plastic in Oceans by 2025

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Seals struggle with all the waste that pollutes their environment

For the first time, it’s calculated how much plastic ends in the oceans: at least 5 billion tons a year.

Nineteen times more than thought.

Without measures, the plastic soup will increased thirty times in 2025! For certain marine animal populations, almost every animal has plastic in its stomach.

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Needed: Amazon Green 4-helix Cooperation in Brazil

Brazil, water, pollution, Indians, NGO, clean water, fresh water, sustainable infra

Clean water in the Amazon is essential for Indians in the Amazon and all Brazilian civilians

The planning and implementation of a new approach to water resource management in the Amazon region will need to involve the four dimensions of a green helix initiative:

  1. government
  2. universities and research centers
  3. private sector
  4. non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

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E-waste – recycling optimization

Valuable materials like copper, silver, gold etc. can be recycled from electronics like computers, cell phones, tablets and laptops.

Valuable materials like copper, silver, gold etc. can be recycled from electronics like computers, cell phones, tablets and laptops.

Sims Recycling Solutions provides the most efficient, effective, and environmentally responsible electronics reuse and recycling services possible.

Electronic waste (e-waste) can be recycled to valuable materials  like copper, silver, gold, metals and recycled plastics. 

This video showcases sophisticated shredding and separation technologies that offer unsurpassed recycling capabilities. Read More

Obama cuts Methane Emissions 45% by 2025

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Methane effects greenhouse  20 times more than CO2

In Obama’s Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions, he has announced a goal of cutting methane emissions by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025.

Unfortunately the methane plans do not not cover pipeline transmission and gas distribution losses.

The administration will also continue its policy of suggesting and supporting voluntary oil and gas industry efforts to harness methane from drilling. 

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Mega Water Project China Is Useless

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Mega water diversion project China will only solve water shortage of 5%

Enormous water transportation from the South of China to the dryer Northern regions seems to be useless. This is one of the conclusions mentioned in a scientific report which is published in PNAS. China has been building a canal from the South to Peking. A distance of 750 miles (1200 km). Transportation of water will supply only 5% in the water needs of Beijing while the Southern exporting provincies will be running out of water. Read More

How to involve communities with water management? IFIS / Iowa makes it happen

Flood, 2D, 3D, water management

Citizens are warned for floods in IOWA USA

The Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) platform gives civilians access community-based flood conditions, forecasts, visualizations, inundation maps and flood-related data, information, and applications. 

The IFIS helps communities make better-informed decisions on the occurrence of floods, and alerts communities in advance to help minimize damage of floods. Read More

Actual report Greenhouse gas emissions. Need for changing?

Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO 2) from the atmosphere

Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO 2) from the atmosphere

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.

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Let creativity inspire your innovation process

China’s ‘Airpocalypse’ Pollution:

Dutch Artist Daan Roosegaarde Proposes ‘Vacuum’ Technology

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