Tag: ocean awareness and activism

NASA creates game inviting you to help map the ocean’s coral reefs

NASA has created a game that invites citizen scientists to embark on a virtual ocean research expedition and help map coral reefs around the world. called NeMo-Net, the game forms part of the organisations efforts to better understand these threatened ecosystems. researchers at NASA‘s ames research center in california have spent years canvassing the ocean […]

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‘recycling is only a bandaid’ says parley for the oceans founder cyrill gutsch

‘I really see it as the obligation of the creative industries to reinvent all toxic materials within the next 10 years,’ says cyrill gutsch, founder of parley for the oceans. he started the organisation back in 2012 with the ultimate goal of conserving the earth’s oceans by tackling plastic pollution. since then, the company has […]

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the underwater draper drone scans the ocean for microplastics

american not-for-profit research and development organization draper has teamed up with sprout studios to combat microplastic contaminations. together with the united states environmental protection agency (EPA), they have developed the autonomous draper underwater drone, a microplastic sensing drone that can detect and analyze invisible microplastics in oceans, coastal regions, and rivers. images courtesy of sprout […]

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coca-cola won’t ban plastic bottles because its customers still want to use them

coca-cola has said it won’t abandon plastic bottles because its consumers still like them. speaking at the world economic orum in davos, switzerland, the brand’s head of sustainability, bea perez, said that customers like the standard plastic packaging because it is resealable and lightweight. ‘business won’t be in business if we don’t accommodate consumers,’ perez […]

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