Ocean Pollution

Ocean Pollution

'Trash music': Turkish band recycles rubbish into sounds

Fungistanbul, a trio that began experimenting with a sound they call "Trash Oriental" in 2019, have joined a growing global movement of groups that bang, strum and blow into things they find in ...

Fungistanbul band member Herman Artuc plays one of his instruments made with waste of cannister in Istanbul on 8 November, 2021

Bangladesh's hazardous shipyards launch race for cleaner, safer future

When Samrat Hossain first started cutting up old ships weighing thousands of tonnes in a southeast Bangladesh shipbreaking yard a decade ago, all he would wear was a cap or a helmet.

In this picture taken on 16 November 2020 a dockyard worker welds a hull section of a ship structure on the banks of the Buriganga River in Char Kaliganj on the outskirts of Dhaka

Changing ocean currents driving extreme winter weather: Researchers

The magnitude is on the order of 1 petawatts, or 10 to the 15 power watts. Right now, the energy consumption by the entire world is about 20 terawatts, or 10 to the 12 power watts. So, 1 petawatt is ...

The ocean bed in the Straits of Florida near Key Largo, Florida. The photo was taken, on 23 September  2021

Ocean life helps produce clouds, but existing clouds keep new ones at bay

By reflecting sunlight back into space and controlling rainfall, clouds play significant roles in the global climate and accurately predicting them is essential to understanding the effects of ...

Ocean life helps produce clouds, but existing clouds keep new ones at bay

Sri Lanka facing marine disaster from burning ship: official

Sri Lanka is facing its worst beach pollution crisis as tonnes of plastic waste from a burning container ship wash ashore, a senior environment official said Saturday

Sri Lanka facing marine disaster from burning ship: official

Plastics from burning ship cover Sri Lanka beach

Tonnes of charred plastic pellets from a burning container ship washed ashore near Sri Lanka's capital Friday as an international effort to salvage the vessel dragged into a ninth day

Plastics from burning ship cover Sri Lanka beach

World Biodiversity Day

More wild animals killed during pandemic

Human interference in nature has decreased due to lockdowns and various other reasons in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. As a result, in several parts of the world, biodiversity has gained a new ...

More wild animals killed during pandemic

Illegal driftnet use widespread in Indian Ocean: Greenpeace

Greenpeace has uncovered widespread use of illegal driftnets in the northwest Indian Ocean, which it says are decimating marine life in what is one of the world's most ecologically vulnerable fishing ...

Illegal driftnet use widespread in Indian Ocean: Greenpeace

Ship runs aground off Mauritius with 130 tonnes of oil aboard

It is the second shipwreck in less than a year off Mauritius, after a tanker struck a reef in July and leaked 1,000 tonnes of fuel in the country's worst environmental disaster in history

Ship runs aground off Mauritius with 130 tonnes of oil aboard

Oyster shells given new life as reefs off Texas coast

On the terrace of a seafood restaurant in Houston, Texas’s largest city, a few ladies are enjoying a local oyster dish: the breaded mollusks are slathered in mayonnaise and served in a sandwich

Oyster shells given new life as reefs off Texas coast
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