Krill fishers partner with Greenpeace to protect Antarctic wildlife

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An unlikely alliance has formed between krill fishing companies and environmental protection groups over a common cause: protecting the Antarctic Ocean. Greenpeace is teaming with members of the Association for Responsible Krill Harvesting (ARK) to ensure wildlife sustainability of the southern ice cap.

The agreement was announced during the Greenpeace Antarctic 360° event in Cambridge. The individual fishing companies honoring the agreement are all ARK members, representing 85 percent… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Scientists create ‘umbrella’ spray to protect coral reefs from sun damage

Researchers have crafted a new liquid substance that can be sprayed onto the surface of the water above vulnerable coral reefs, shielding them from intense UV and visible light beaming down from the Sun. In doing so, the spray may help to defend reefs from extreme bleaching events. 50,000 times thinner than a human hair, the biodegradable spray is made from a natural lipid and calcium carbonate, a key component of coral reefs. A study View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New Japanese turbines harvest wave energy and protect coastlines from erosion

Surf’s up! Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan are working on a project with the goal of creating turbines that both harvest the renewable energy of tidal movement while simultaneously protecting coastlines from erosion. To accomplish this, turbines would be placed atop tetrapods, star-shaped concrete structures anchored to the sea floor with mooring cables, View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Anti-microbial suits will protect athletes from bacteria at the Rio Olympics

Brazil doesn’t seem prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. From a jaguar killing to washed-up body parts to a super bacteria, View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

How to protect your family from mosquitoes without using harsh chemicals

Protecting Your Family From Mosquitoes Without Using Harsh Chemicals

Summer is coming, and with it comes barbeques and other outdoor activities that we can enjoy in the warm weather. Unfortunately, the warming weather also brings mosquitoes and the diseases that they carry. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mosquitoes are the most prevalent carrier of insect borne diseases, carrying things like dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever and the Zika virus. These diseases are responsible… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Massive Malaysian marine park will protect endangered species and coral reefs

After over 13 years of negotiation and planning between conservation groups, the government, and the fishing industry, Malaysia recently established a massive marine park. The new one million hectare Tun Mustapha Park, located by the Sabah Province in the Coral Triangle, is home to endangered species such as dugongs and green turtles. About 360 fish species, over 250 hard coral species, and vegetation such as mangroves add to the richness of this ocean space.

Unsustainable fishing… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building