Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

Engraved low water markings, also known as hunger markings. Recent record low year 2018 is still visible.

Hunger stones, dino tracks, and lost cities; discoveries exposed by drought

The severe droughts that are plaguing many parts of the world are altering life as we know it. Even though the climate crisis and the warming planet may end our civilization, the silver lining is that it's led to the resurfacing of archaeological treasures that may have remained secret Read More...

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These trash traps are made to remove plastic waste from Vietnam’s rivers

Recently we shared a story about the Ocean Cleanup’s new venture to stop the flow of plastic waste from rivers into the marine environment. Though they may not look as swanky as the Ocean Cleanup’s Interceptors, Vietnam’s recently installed trash traps follow the same line of thinking — Read More...

Salmon spawn in the upper Colu

Salmon spawn in the upper Columbia River for the first time in 80 years

For several decades, Native American tribe leaders and scientists have dreamt of seeing the return of salmon in the Columbia River system. Now that dream has come true after biologists counted 36 redds (a nest in which female salmon lay their eggs) along the Sanpoil River, a tributary of the Read More...

This sustainable water taxi is

This sustainable water taxi is designed to get you across rivers in no time

Cross-water transportation in cities often means driving over a busy bridge or using designated ferries that are typically slow and not the most easily accessible. But what if there was a better alternative, such as having on-demand electric water taxis that allow for a greener and faster Read More...

The bold plan to save Appalach

The bold plan to save Appalachia’s endangered mussels

You probably haven’t heard of the golden rifleshell mussel, but for Kentucky’s Center for Mollusk Conservation in Frankfort, saving these yellowy, fan-shaped river-dwellers from extinction is a daily battle. More than two-thirds of all identified North American freshwater mussel species are Read More...

New sedimentary evidence shows

New sedimentary evidence shows large rivers once flowed on Mars

The potential presence of water on Mars has fascinated scientists and citizens since we first began exploring its surface. Now, researchers have discovered new evidence that rivers once flowed on the red planet. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers outlined how Read More...

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These four projects are stopping plastic from entering our oceans via rivers

Most ocean plastic starts off in rivers, so if we want to keep the ocean free of plastic, it’s essential we intercept river plastic before it enters the sea. Fortunately, there are already four projects that are doing a seriously good job of capturing plastic in rivers. Let’s take a look at Read More...

These cute robotic vessels can

These cute robotic vessels can collect debris from rivers

IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant, has designed a remote-controlled boat that clears trash from water. Modeled after one of its bath toys (the SMÅKRYP to be exact), the boat is equipped with technology that can collect and store any debris it comes across in the water. Obviously, this is publicity Read More...