New technology centre for ocean and environment launched in Norway

The World Economic Forum and Aker Group have announced the establishment of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Norway (C4IR Norway)

Boris Johnson pledges £10m to protect Amazon rainforest

Fires have been raging across the world’s largest tropical rainforest, one of the most important carbon sinks

Forget green energy – low carbon power is going blue

Blue energy, which refers to the energy released when freshwater mixes with the ocean, could harness as much as 2TW of clean electricity

Irish 18-year-old invents way to remove microplastics from water

Fionn Ferreira from Cork has won the $50,000 top prize at the 2019 Google Science Fair in California

Marine plastic pollution
Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans ‘costs up to $2.5bn a year’

A new report suggests plastic pollution could be responsible for the benefit humans can gain from oceans falling by 5%

Squid
Scientists have an inkling squids could help cut plastic pollution

A new report suggests protein found in the sea creatures could significantly reduce the harmful effects of microplastics

The ocean
World’s seas ‘will change colour by 2100’

New research suggests global warming will cause oceans to become brighter shades of blue and green

Adidas Ultraboost Parley
Adidas doubles recycled plastic shoe production

The trainer and fashion brand aims to produce 11 million pairs of Ultraboost Parley shoes in 2019

Got an idea to tackle the ocean plastics crisis?

Up to £6m of funding is on offer for businesses with innovative solutions

Chance of El Niño developing by next February ‘as high as 80%’

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says it is not likely to be a strong event