This brilliant floating farm actually heals the world’s oceans

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The state of our oceans is increasingly dire as efforts to reverse the effects of overfishing are slow going. However, one innovative ocean farming system, GreenWave, is out to take the challenge head on. The vertical farming system is a revolutionary setup that cultivates an underwater ecosystem of seaweeds and shellfish that not only is sustainable food production system.

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Uranium extracted from the oceans could power cities for thousands of years

There are over four billion tons of uranium in the ocean, and if scientists can figure out a way to extract the uranium, it could provide power for the world for “10,000 years.” That uranium would provide power for nuclear plants, and scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have come closer to successfully extracting the material with the development of special absorbent fibers. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Patagonia says synthetic fibers (including their own) are polluting the oceans

 

Patagonia’s synthetic fleeces are clogging up the oceans, poisoning the food chain and filling up landfills – and Patagonia is leading the charge to change things. Researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara found that polyester and nylon jackets, shed as many as 250,000 synthetic fibers every time you wash. And aywhere between 8 to 35 percent of this shedding ends up in waterways.
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