The Oceans and Kelp are Critical to Solving Climate Change

Trees can help with climate change and CO2 emissions but we would need about 150 Brazilian rain forests to offset current global emissions. This would be about 50 trillion trees. A more powerful biological offset would be to use kelp forests. Kelp can grow thirty times faster than trees. 40% of the world’s land is …

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Ocean Solutions are key to solving Climate Change

There is a comprehensive and systematic assessment of 13 global- and local-scale, ocean-based measures was performed to help steer the development and implementation of technologies and actions toward a sustainable outcome. Iron Fertilization and growth of large kelp farms are the two favorite programs that Nextbigfuture believes can both reduce CO2 but also massively increase …

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First Ocean Cleanup System will begin operations in a few weeks and sixty systems will remove 50% of ocean plastic within 5 years

After six months of assembly, the System 001 Ocean Cleanup system is officially complete. The cleanup system will start to be towed in two days by the Maersk Launcher. The system (floater, skirt and stabilizers) were transferred into the lagoon on August 24th to assemble the last few elements. These include the E&I pods, that …

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Harmful plastic straw bans versus actual ocean cleanup technology

Banning plastic straws and plastic bags are justified to as part of a solution to plastic in the oceans and reduction of landfill. Even advocates admit that these regulations will not solve the ocean problem. Straw bans are intended as a gateway plastic to encourage the movement to biodegradable trash. Many people with disabilities need …

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Blue Frontiers creating 300 residence seastead funded with their own cryptocurrency

Blue Frontiers is decentralizing governance by launching a seasteading industry that will provide humanity with new opportunities for organizing more innovative societies and dynamic governments. The funds raised from the crowdsale will be used to implement Blue Frontiers mission. Proceeds from the token sale are expected to be divided among the following activities: Design & …

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China will start using huge deep sea fish farming cages for 1,500 tons of salmon per season per cage

Shandong Wanzefeng Fishery said a fully submersible ocean fish farming net cage called Deep Blue No 1, the world’s biggest, was delivered to the shipyard of state-owned Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry on Friday. The 35-meter-high cage will be deployed in the Yellow Sea about 130 nautical miles east of Rizhao where the cold water is believed …

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IBM AI predictions include AI powered ocean microbots and unbiased AI

IBM’s mission is to help their clients change the way the world works. There’s no better example of that than IBM Research’s annual “5 in 5” technology predictions. Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of IBM Research’s global labs – five technologies that they believe will fundamentally reshape business and …

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DARPA wants to combine DC’s Aquaman sea life control and Cyborg powers to monitor the oceans

DARPA wants to use genetically modified sealife that is integrated with electronics in order to monitor the oceans. The Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program envisions using the natural sensing capabilities of marine organisms to detect the presence of underwater vehicles in strategic waters such as straits and littoral regions. PALS technology would register organisms’ …

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