Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become ‘world’s biggest piece of marine debris’, critics say – Science News

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become ‘world’s biggest piece of marine debris’, critics say – Science News

In 2012, an 18-year-old Dutch entrepreneur told a TEDx audience he was designing a device to clean-up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Boyan Slat’s idea sounded like a novel concept that would quickly succumb to the insurmountable logistical issues of cleaning up 1.6 million square kilometres of plastic in deep, …

Ancient Aboriginal patch burning helping understand fire impact on Tasmanian landscape

Ancient Aboriginal patch burning helping understand fire impact on Tasmanian landscape

Posted April 18, 2018 20:07:29 Photo: Researchers are studying what happens to biodiversity after bushfires. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) Related Story: ‘Ecological burns’ bolster growth in rare plant species Tasmania’s Aboriginal community is working with a Midlands farmer on a research project using ancient fire methods as an alternative to …

Why these urban farmers converted a lawn bowls green into a vegie patch

Why these urban farmers converted a lawn bowls green into a vegie patch

Posted April 06, 2018 07:20:21 Photo: Pep the dog enjoys his space at the Pocket City Farm urban farm in Sydney. (Supplied: Emma Bowen) Related Story: Meet Melbourne’s urban farmers growing food at home Have you ever dreamt of fleeing the city and buying a farm in the countryside? Well, …

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is ‘growing exponentially’ – Science News

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is ‘growing exponentially’ – Science News

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a rotating soup of plastic in the north Pacific Ocean, contains up to 16 times the amount of waste than previously thought. Key points Surveys of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch conducted in 2015 and 2016 estimate 78,200 tonnes of plastic waste are packed into …