It seems like an outlandish idea, but a Norwegian startup called OceanTherm believes it can prevent catastrophes by stopping hurricanes as they develop. Hurricanes are more violent than ever, and a big part of that is rising ocean temperatures: just a one-degree rise in surface … [Read more...] about This startup wants to stop hurricanes in their tracks. Is it possible?
Although rainforests are vital for capturing carbon from the atmosphere, their efficiency hardly compares to that of seagrass. According to the United Nations Environment Program, seagrass can capture carbon an incredible 35 times faster than rainforests. The only problem is … [Read more...] about Why seagrass meadows are the carbon capture solution we need
Investing money towards protecting our oceans isn’t just about saving this precious source of biodiversity. According to a new report, every $1 invested in key ocean actions can generate $5 in economic, health, and environmental benefits. The report comes from the World … [Read more...] about Every $1 invested in the ocean generates $5 of benefits for the planet
You may already know that the world wastes an overwhelming amount of food, with more than a third of the food produced being thrown away. But our global food system is currently also plagued by another urgent problem. Over the past four decades, the world has lost up to … [Read more...] about Innovators are turning to the sea to tackle food security
The ocean is a wild and turbulent space, where winds and weather kick up waves in all directions. These ever-changing conditions of both the waters and the weather make locating lost people and objects an incredibly difficult undertaking for first responders. But this may soon … [Read more...] about MIT scientists develop algorithm to better locate missing people at sea