The Architect Scooping Tiny Plastic Out of Our Waterways

Good News Notes: “Marcella Hansch had already been in a bad mood when the barista told her “no.” She tries to take as few planes as possible but had decided to fly to New York to attend a special event organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before getting on the 10-hour flight back…

A simple burst of bubbles is keeping this canal clear of plastic

Good News Notes: “If you walk along the Westerdok canal in Amsterdam, you might not notice a line of bubbles moving across the surface. But underwater, a tube stretches along the bottom of the canal, pushing air upward. It’s a pilot test of new technology, called the  Great Bubble Barrier, designed to help catch plastic…