Posts filed under ‘Ocean Health’

Lab Develops Breakthrough ‘Superclean’ Hydrogen Fuel

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Scientists at Livermore Lab have developed a process that fixes sea water that’s messed up by climate change and is killing reefs while producing hydrogen fuel at the same time.

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May 29, 2013 at 1:02 am Leave a comment

19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the Worlds Oceans

The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.

“we estimate that by selling the plastic retrieved from the 5 gyres, we would make in fact more money than the plan would cost to execute. In other words; it’s profitable.”

Read full Inhabitat article.

March 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

Lifespan of Marine Debris

October 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm 1 comment

Irreversible warming will cause sea levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research shows

 Greenhouse gas emissions up to now have triggered an irreversible warming of Earth that will cause sea levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research has shown.

Read full Science Daily article..

October 6, 2012 at 12:58 am Leave a comment

“Changing Tides,” A Film on Hawaii’s Marine Debris Issues, Premiers at the 2012 Maui Film Festival

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The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM), Positive H2O (+H2O) and Surfrider Foundation teamed up with award winning filmmaker Danny Miller to produce the new documentary, CHANGING TIDES. This 15 minute film was officially selected for the 2012 Maui Film Festival. It was 100% filmed in Hawaii, yet it brings the issue of oceanic garbage into a global dialogue, where ideas are formed and solutions proposed. Click here for a link to the trailer.

The engaging story is told through the eyes of Hawaiian kapuna, professional watermen, scientists, and volunteers who share their passion for the ocean and what they are doing to protect it. Their stories bring us an in-depth look at oceanic garbage in the Pacific, and what it means for residents of Hawai’i and other Pacific islands impacted by the waste. CHANGING TIDES dispels the myths and demonstrates the real dangers of the Northern Pacific Gyre and provides solutions that individuals can take to decrease their plastic footprint.

The film will be shown at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on June 16 at 4:00. Positive H2O and Surfrider will be holding a beach cleanup at Launiupoko Beach from 9-12 with a free lunch from Lulu’s afterwards. Bring your boards to enjoy our clean water playground after the cleanup. SLIM, +H2O, and Surfrider invite the Maui community to join us for the clean-up and lunch at Launiupoko, and at the MACC that evening to see our film, Changing Tides.

Changing Tides trailer

June 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm Leave a comment

Value of Hawai’ian Reefs estimated at $33.57 billion

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is completing a study that sets the value of the Hawai’ian coral reefs at $33.57 billion. This assesment, the first of its kind, will be useful in setting policy to protect the reefs.

Read full Maui News article.

October 23, 2011 at 11:41 pm Leave a comment

UH Researcher Predicts Tsunami Debris Coming Sooner To Hawaii

 Since receiving a report from a Russian ship, researchers have shortened their two year estimate for the debris from the March 11th tsunami in Japan to hit Hawaii’s west-facing beaches.

They estimate 5 to 20 million tons of debris coming from Japan

See full KITV Honolulu report..

Read Earth Island Journal update on radiation issues resulting from the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami caused nuclear accident.

October 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

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