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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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.