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River trash traps chew at huge ocean plastics problem

Floating fences in India. Whimsical water- and solar-driven conveyor belts with googly eyes in Baltimore. Rechargeable aquatic drones and a bubble barrier in The Netherlands. These a...

Activists try giant screen to clean up Guatemalan river

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The non-profit group The Ocean Cleanup has installed a huge, steel-mesh screen on a heavily polluted river outside Guatemala City, in a bid to stop plastics and other debris befo...

Get on your bike: Coldplay hopes to lead with a green tour

NEW YORK (AP) — It's often said that fans at live concerts give the band a jolt of electricity. Coldplay wants to literally harness that. The pop superstars have added kinetic dance ...

Results of Taiwan ocean-cleaning “Project Blue” released on Earth Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The environmental protection results of “Project Blue,” which aims to clean marine debris from beaches and the ocean, were released at a press conference on Fr...

Instagram adds fundraising to Reels to help nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) — Meta Platforms Inc., the social media giant formerly known as Facebook, plans to celebrate Earth Day by expanding its offering of fundraising tools and making them more easily availabl...

Greenpeace clears 422kg of underwater garbage from northern Taiwan coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ocean cleanup event in an ocean protection zone and wildlife reserve near Keelung’s Badouzi area yielded 422 kilograms of underwater garbage, Greenpeace said in a...

Changhua launches actions to tackle ocean pollution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Changhua local government has launched a series of environmental actions with residents related to ocean cleanup, according to Business Today. The coastal province o...

The Ocean Cleanup Prepares for Series Production of Interceptor – Partners With MHE-Demag

The partnership will enable The Ocean Cleanup to work towards tackling the world’s 1000 most polluting rivers SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 December 2020 - The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit de...

Divers in Taiwan set Guinness World Record for ocean cleanup

A group of 591 divers in Taiwan set a Guinness World Record for participating in an ocean cleanup activity held off the coast of Keelung City on Saturday. Organized by the Discovery Channel in coll...

Dutch inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A young Dutch inventor is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garbage...

Dutch inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garb...

Dutch inventor says his ocean cleaning boom is working

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch inventor says that after a series of setbacks his system for catching plastic floating in the Pacific between California and Hawaii is now working. ...

Device to trap plastic waste in Pacific Ocean relaunches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Haw...

Huge trash-collecting boom in Pacific Ocean needs repairs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii will be hauled back to dry land for repairs. ...

Barrier isn't trapping trash in Pacific Ocean after months

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating device deployed three months ago to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind th...