Category Archives: Water

How One Innovator’s Dream Could Actually Conquer Pollution

How One Innovator’s Dream Could Actually Conquer Pollution

If you’ve been paying attention to the environmental plight of the ocean, you have likely heard stories about the Great Garbage Patch of the Pacific. This swirling vortex of marine debris particles—primarily consisting of microplastics and chemical sludge—was recently discovered around 1985 by some researchers in Alaska. These high concentrations of human-generated waste have created… Read More…

What Can We Learn from the Polluted Oceans of the Past?

What Can We Learn from the Polluted Oceans of the Past?

Despite decades of environmental effort to clean up the world’s oceans, they remain polluted by discarded plastic, random trash, industrial waste, and microplastics. It is one of the biggest problems in the world today. While the solution surely involves evolution in thinking, many experts and researchers also assert the answer lies in an improvement to… Read More…

How the Mealworm’s Appetite for Plastic Saved the Day

How the Mealworm’s Appetite for Plastic Saved the Day

Everyone knows the material known as Styrofoam poses a threat to the environment and our health. But did you know it is actually the fifth-largest source of hazardous waste in the U.S.? Also known as Polystyrene, this toxic substance has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, leukemia, the production of greenhouse gases, and damage to the… Read More…