Tag Archives: water

LADAR for Marine Plastic Detection

Ladar installation on test vessel

Anglo-Norwegian R&D company Ladar Ltd. has developed a compact LADAR (laser detection and ranging) system that can supercharge plastic detection capabilities for end-users involved in everything from environmental research and monitoring to marine cleanup campaigns and harvesting plastic for recycling. Huge amounts of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans every year, despoiling not only coastlines but triggering the agglomeration

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Source-to-Sea Tackles Pollution in Vietnam

Vietnam water pollution Source to Sea

A new pilot project in Dan Nang, Vietnam, will use the Source-to-Sea approach to tackle pollution in collaboration between communities upstream and at sea level. The initiative comes from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
 
 The Source-to-Sea approach combats water pollution by integrating land, freshwater and marine resource management, taking into

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National Safe Boating Week

It’s National Safe Boating Week in North America. “Each year hundreds of people lose their lives in boating incidences, and they may still be alive if they had been wearing a life jacket,” said Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in 3/4 of recreational

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Engineered Floating Wetlands Can Clean Up Water

A group from Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania and the University of Oklahoma has found that engineered floating wetlands show promise for water treatment. They can improve water quality just like natural wetlands–for example, by helping treat municipal wastewater by enhancing nitrogen removal, managing algal blooms by helping regulate water temperature and solar radiation, and providing habitat for fish, insects,

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