Wave energy has great potential as a renewable source of electricity for powering homes, businesses, and even communities all over the world.
3D printing technology is rapidly evolving, and its capabilities are constantly expanding. New materials with unique properties are being developed and made available for use in 3D printers. Combined with advances in software and hardware, there are now virtually limitless possibilities for us to produce using this technology.
Here are some of the nifty ways 3D printing is solving some of our most intractable environmental problems.
Seaweed is an often overlooked sea vegetable that packs a powerful nutritional punch. It is a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber and contains compounds that may help protect against cancer and other diseases. It’s also environmentally friendly, as it helps improve water quality and provides habitat for marine creatures. Discover the health and environmental benefits of this super-food including some yummy seaweed recipes!
World Oceans Day celebrates and appreciates the world’s oceans. It also highlights the importance of ocean conservation. Learn more about oceans in this incredible National Geographic video and a few simple suggestions on how you can protect these awesome ecosystems.
Ocean plastic pollution is a huge problem in the world today. It’s estimated that more than 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. That’s the equivalent of a truck full of plastic garbage dumped into the ocean every minute. So what can we do right now to start tackling the problem?
Fewer things are more precious and spectacular than coral reefs. These beautiful underwater ecosystems are essential for many reasons. Besides being home to one-quarter of all marine species, they protect coastal areas against storms and are a source of income to hundreds of millions of people. About 75% of these ecosystems face numerous threats that can decimate them. Here’s what you can do to protect coral reefs on your next coastal trip.
Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. This National Geographic video explores how we can start solving the plastics problem.
Learn about the various ways the ocean has recovered during the Covid-19 pandemic.