‘I just wanted to give marine life a voice’: The Brisbane man who just won a major environmental award explains how one small idea sparked an important state-wide movement in Qld Australia

Being a skipper captain on a boat in the Whitsundays Holiday Coastal Strip of Islands sounds like the dream career. But for Ian Thompson, his 13 year stint saw him remove eight dead turtles from our oceans, three of which died from the effects of plastic. ‘I wanted to do something to raise awareness,’ he […]

You Can’t Take This Photo: The Awesome Underbelly of an Iceberg

Tobias Friedrich dove into 27ºF water to capture the ice formations most people never see Besides the cold, you’d also have to stomach a pitch-black abyss below you to capture this image.Photograph: Tobias Friedrich Scientists say 90 percent of an iceberg lies underwater (thanks, Archimedes!), a fact for which most people happily take their word. […]

Massive Blobs of ‘Fire Ice’ Lurks Beneath the Ocean. We Know Almost Nothing About Them.

Frozen bubbles of methane locked beneath Lake Baikal. BELLEVUE, Wash. — There’s a giant trove of frozen methane, or “fire ice,” locked beneath our ocean’s surface. If released, it could trigger tsunamis, landslides and release huge amounts of carbon into our already-warming atmosphere. But we have almost no idea how much there is or where […]

Jakarta’s Giant Seawall Is Useless if the City Keeps Sinking

Late last week, president Joko Widodo of Indonesia told the AP that he’s fast-tracking a decade-in-the-making plan for a giant seawall around Jakarta, a city that’s sinking as much as 8 inches a year in places—and as seas rise, no less. Models predict that by 2050, a third of the city could be submerged. It’s […]

Manoj Bhargava the Indian billionaire pledges fresh water production for the poor

For billionaire Manoj Bhargava (like many other people), the world is a place full of problems. Between poverty, pollution, food growth, and access to water, the list seems to be ever growing. That’s why he’s recently pledged to spearhead a group aimed at giving away all their billions to turning things around for mankind. Here’s […]

Electrodialysis marked as a way to remove salt from fracking waste water

Waste water from fracking is over five times saltier than seawater Fracking is a highly controversial and divisive issue. Proponents argue that it could be the biggest energy boom since the Arabian oil fields were opened almost 80 years ago, but this comes at a serious cost to the environment. Among the detrimental effects of […]