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- 28 November 2018 | Environment
They're everywhere. Discover the differences and similarities between breakwaters, groins, jetties and seawalls.
What have they got in common? They're all artificial shoreline stabilization structures built to protect inland human constructions, and fight erosion.
Breakwaters, groins, jetties and seawalls have a significant impact on the shoreline, and can even incidentally create, improve or destroy surf breaks and surfing waves.
- 21 November 2018 | Environment
An edible water bottle is a transparent sachet made from chloride and seaweed that contains one portion of water inside. It is biodegradable and can actually be eaten.
The prototype named Ooho! was created in 2014 in London by a group of design students. Soon after, Rodrigo Garcia González and Pierre-Yves Paslier co-founded Skipping Rocks Lab.
The startup company quickly raised funds and started improving the properties of the material at Imperial College London.
- 12 November 2018 | Environment
Meet the WasteShark, a smart aquatic drone that swims through the water to collect trash out of rivers ports, and marinas.
The relatively portable device - 1.55 meters long, 1.07 meters wide, and 45 centimeters mm deep - simultaneously scans and collects water quality data.
WasteShark is capable of gathering anything from plastics and vegetation like algae to any other floating debris, and even marine fuels, oils, and other chemicals.
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- Ross Edgley completes the Great British Swim
- Single-use plastic items will be banned from Europe in 2021
- Will the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil leak put an end to offshore drilling expansion plans?
- World's longest sea bridge opens in China
- System 001 by Ocean Cleanup deployed at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch