Tag: ocean cleanup

Danny Green vs Ocean Plastic | Natreve Wellness | Plastic Bank

Danny Green vs Ocean Plastic | Natreve Wellness | Plastic Bank

By Micah Moen 2 Comments December 8, 2019

♪ White Collar Crime by Stockz ♪ (plastic bottles rattling) That’s what goes into the ocean every minute? Sheesh. That’s a lot of plastic, man. This one’s going to be tough. I’m going to need the whole rack. (clang) Ugh! Wow. This is like a half-court shot. [Spectator] Woo! You got it! There we go! […]

Oceans: How one life powered by ASU can change the world | Arizona State University

Oceans: How one life powered by ASU can change the world | Arizona State University

By Micah Moen 4 Comments November 21, 2019

By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Without the ocean we wouldn’t have life. I know the battles that we face as humans, I know what humanity has done to the planet. But I’ve never had a chance to do anything about it. Before Professor Halden and ASU, […]

Did The Ocean Cleanup Project Fail?

Did The Ocean Cleanup Project Fail?

By Micah Moen 45 Comments November 10, 2019

You’ve probably seen this before. It was most likely one of those things you saw all over Facebook for about a week and then never heard of again. This is The Ocean Cleanup’s first autonomous system. It was launched back in September 2018 and we’ve not heard much from it since. But how is it […]

Could Ocean Cleanup’s New Interceptor Help Solve Our Plastic Problem?

Could Ocean Cleanup’s New Interceptor Help Solve Our Plastic Problem?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 8, 2019

It’s no secret. We have got a trash problem. Every year, we produce about 300 million metric tons of plastic globally. These plastics can end up in rivers, oceans, and eventually our food chain. But a group called The Ocean Cleanup says that their new suite of technologies can help address this growing problem. When […]

These Millennials Started A Business To Rid The World’s Oceans Of Plastic | Sunday TODAY
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 24, 2019

SCENES LIKE THIS ARE A DAILY REALITY FOR THE CREW OF SEEKER ON THEIR PACIFIC TREK. SOME ESTIMATES HOLD THAT BY 2050, THERE COULD BE AS MUCH PLASTIC AS THERE ARE FISH IN THE OCEAN. BUT WHAT IS ALL THIS JUNK, EXACTLY? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? AND IS IT REALLY CONCENTRATED IN A GIANT […]

The ocean plastic cleanup of Boyan Slat – Docu – 2018
How Boyan Slat’s The Ocean Cleanup Was Derailed By A Flawed Design | NowThis

How Boyan Slat’s The Ocean Cleanup Was Derailed By A Flawed Design | NowThis

By Micah Moen 61 Comments October 17, 2019

I’ve Always been a maker. First, of course, things like treehouses zip lines and eventually it turned more into rockets and explosives. I always have my projects but they weren’t for useful. That really changed when I found this problem. My name is Boyan Slat and this is how I changed the world. When I […]

Four Facts About The Everglades

Four Facts About The Everglades

By Micah Moen 5 Comments August 14, 2019

Florida isn’t just theme parks and beaches. It’s actually home to one of the most wild places on earth. Here are four facts about the Everglades you probably didn’t know. Fact one. Although many people think it’s a swamp, the Everglades is actually a slow-moving river. It measures sixty miles wide and one hundred miles […]

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. […]