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

Ocean group pledges to clean up five trillion pieces of plastic waste

The Ocean Cleanup has developed a new technology it says will be able to collect vast amounts of rubbish

Juventus FC scores a goal for sustainability with recycled kit

The club’s new jerseys are made from plastic waste recovered from the world’s oceans

Microsoft sinks sea-cooled data centre off Orkney coast

Project Natick is powered by renewable energy from the European Marine Energy Centre

National Geographic and Sky team up to rid oceans of plastic

National Geographic has said it will commit $10 million to the cause

New tool to provide flood and drought warning

The first global system to monitor the movement of the world’s water and better prepare for floods and droughts is being developed. Scientists at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) are working on the Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS) – a modelling and reporting tool to warn governments, aid agencies and populations affected by climate […]

Michael Gove to tackle plastic pollution

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has pledged action to reduce the plastic waste choking the world’s seas. Around eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in oceans every year, posing a serious threat to the wildlife and ecosystems there – experts estimate plastic waste is often eaten by 31 species of marine mammals and more than […]

UK turning the tide on marine litter

The UK is leading international efforts to tackle plastic pollution in the oceans. That’s according to Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey, who hosted the 25th annual meeting of the OSPAR Commission – an international convention to protect the marine environment of the north-east Atlantic. Through OSPAR, the UK and neighbouring countries have developed a Regional Action […]

EU funds wave energy project in Cornwall

The EU has provided £9.55 million to support a 15MW wave energy project in Cornwall. Australian company Carnegie Wave Energy will use the money to develop the first phase of the scheme located at Cornwall’s Wave Hub. The first stage includes a 1MW development of CETO, a technology that operates under water, converting ocean wave energy […]

Ocean’s heat used to power luxury hotel

Heat from the sea is being used in a pilot power plant to provide all the energy for a ‘green’ hotel resort in China. Dubbed Ocean Thermal Energy Technology or OTEC, the process relies on the natural temperature difference found in the ocean in tropical regions. In areas with warm surface water and cold deep […]