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

Abundance closes £7m wave of investment for Orbital Marine Power

Around 2,300 investors provided an average of £3,000 each

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

Could floating solar panels be the key to clean energy in Singapore?

The nation’s Housing and Development Board says the technology would be well-suited to the land-scarce city-state

Plastic pollution ‘has spread to every part of the planet’s oceans’

A round-the-world yacht crew has measured how many plastic particles are present in marine environments

EU provides Minesto with €50k wave of funding

The money will be spent on feasibility testing for the firm’s tidal energy technology

Microsoft sinks sea-cooled data centre off Orkney coast

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

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 […]