Could jellyfish be the answer to fighting ocean pollution?

 Good News Notes: “You can find huge quantities of jellyfish in European seas, but in some areas the number of blooms is problematic. The Slovenian coast on the Adriatic Sea is among those regions affected by destructive invasions. Researchers in the country believe we could somehow take advantage of this proliferation, especially in their potential…

Investment Company Raises $106 Million to Stop Ocean Pollution

Good News Notes: “Circulate Capital  has raised $106 million to prevent and reduce ocean plastic. The investment management company is focused on financing companies “dedicated to financing innovation, companies, and infrastructure that prevent the flow of plastic waste into the world’s ocean while advancing the circular economy,” according to its website.” “The Singapore-based Circulate Capital Ocean…

Ocean Cleanup hauls its first batch of plastic trash back to shore

Good News Notes: “It hasn’t been entirely smooth sailing, but The Ocean Cleanup is now calling an end to a first successful mission to collect plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, today showing off the pile of trash on the shores of Vancouver. The organization now plans to repurpose the recovered rubbish as plastic…

Four technologies tackling the problem of river plastic pollution

Good News Notes: “The Interceptor is an autonomous solar-powered device that uses a barrier stretching across a river to collect plastic. Rubbish is funnelled towards a floating processing plant that resembles a barge. The trash is passed up a conveyor belt and deposited into bins, which signal to the system when they are full so…

Taking Out The Trash

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/04/a-grand-plan-to-clean-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch

New Species Discovered

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6643737/Scientists-discover-new-species-creepy-cave-dwelling-fish-looks-like-swimming-centipede.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490