The 600m-long floating barrier was launched off the coast of San Francisco this past Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The barrier, known as System 001 is powered by currents, waves, and wind. System 001 is designed to collect five tonnes of plastic debris each month.
Public schools in Detroit continue to have high levels of lead and copper in the pipes prompting officials to turn off the water in school water fountains.
Learn more how high levels of bloodstream lead affects cognitive function and how to prevent contamination.
High bloodstream lead levels affect attention, executive functions, visual-spatial skills, behavioral challenges, speech and language, and fine and gross motor skills.
Martin Green is the director of the Austrailian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics. His research team supplied the solar cells that had an energy conversion efficiency of 20%.
Green predicts that if research into solar power conversion continues at this level that “we are on track to reach production levels of a TW a year”. This is a significant achievement since at these production levels you can reduce greenhouse gases.
Single-use plastics continue to clog beaches. Learn more about how to contact manufacturers to design better packaging that does not become instant garbage: