Ocean Cleanup device breaks down, well before ridding Pacific of plastics

From NBCNEWS Dutch inventor Boyan Slat said he still believed his $360 million plan could work. The Ocean Cleanup device floating in a lagoon in Alameda, California, in August 2018.The Ocean Cleanup via EPA Jan. 4, 2019 / 4:24 AM EST By James Rainey An ambitious project to clean up a vast tide of ocean…

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“Terrifying Sea-Level Prediction Now Looks Far Less Likely”… But “marine ice-cliff instability” is “just common sense”

Guest AEUHHH???? by David Middleton A Terrifying Sea-Level Prediction Now Looks Far Less Likely But experts warn that our overall picture of sea-level rise looks far scarier today than it did even five years ago. ROBINSON MEYER JAN 4, 2019 One of the scariest scenarios for near-term, disastrous sea-level rise may be off the table…

Storage wars

From EurekAlert! UC Santa Barbara researcher conducts first-ever global-scale evaluation of the role of soil minerals in carbon storage University of California – Santa Barbara One answer to our greenhouse gas challenges may be right under our feet: Soil scientists Oliver Chadwick of UC Santa Barbara and Marc Kramer of Washington State University have found…