Scientists working to help manatees poisoned by Florida red tide

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The massive bloom of the toxic algae known as red tide has been raising states of emergency within Florida counties over the past few months as a result of ecological and health related damages. The harmful algal blooms are causing extensive fish kills as well as sickness and death in sea turtles, birds, and marine mammals such as manatees. Red tide accounts for 10% of manatee deaths in the last decade, however due to the current bloom cycle that ratio may jump to a tremendous 30% in the near future…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Danish brewer Carlsberg to swap plastic 6-pack rings for glue

The Danish beer company Carlsberg is doing its part in cutting down plastic waste. The brewing company just vowed to stop using plastic to hold its cans together, instead opting for glue. Once the new policy is in full swing, Carlsberg will save around 1,200 tons of plastic every year.

The chief executive of the company, Cees ‘t Hart explained how they experimented with some 40,000 variations before settling on the perfect glue. Hart described the glue as something similar in consistency to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building