Mapping the world’s ocean currents. Citilab has just published this study into how rubbish is moved around the oceans via the oceans currents. Throwing a message in a bottle into the sea is going to have a fairly predictable outcome in terms of where it will end up. Ocean currents have effectively trapped marine pollution into seven distinct areas. See the full article here
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An unusual article which, although charming on one level, is another illustration of the damage being done to the marine environment. The BBC reports : “A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides”. See the full article here
You may have noticed a recent article posted by the BBC about a new health atlas of the UK by the University of Southampton. It shows how environmental factors can impact peoples health across the country.
It seems negative environmental factors can affect a persons health, but one of the reports authors, Professor David Coggon says that “people should not focus on environmental factors, but instead eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid smoking, excessive alcohol, and “unnecessarily risky” behaviours such as dangerous driving.”
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The search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has given more evidence that the worlds oceans are full of plastic and rubbish.
Kathleen Dohan of Earth & Space Research in Seattle has been interviewed by Laurer Parker of National Geographic. The interview confirms the importance of the work being done by The Clean Oceans Project to raise awareness and find solutions for this global problem.
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We spotted this great innovation from the US that aims to help remove plastic and rubbish from rivers and waterways, and who knows, maybe this technology will one day be adapted for the oceans.
In Spring 2014, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become home to the first permanent waterwheel-powered trash interceptor. With energy from the Jones Falls River current and solar panels, the floating device sweeps litter up a conveyor belt and straight into a Dumpster for easy disposal.
The Parts :
A) Booms direct trash onto the conveyor
C) Conveyor belt lifts the trash out of the water
D) Dumpster collects the waste for later disposal
E) Waterwheel turns the conveyor belt
F) Solar panel array provides supplemental power.
Source: John Kellett of Clearwater Mills, LLC and Ziger/Snead Architects
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