The University of Strathclyde is leading the One Ocean Hub, which aims to transform the global response to urgent environmental challenges such as plastic pollution, acidification and over-fishing.


Protein that eats plastic could be pollution solution

The project involves more than 50 partner organisations around the world, including…

Read more: New £20m drive to protect world’s oceans led by University of Strathclyde

Minimise fibres from synthetic fabrics to help save marine life

We are haunted by graphic images of plastic pollution: turtles entangled in fishing gear, dead birds with stomachs full of plastic waste and whales with broken buckets stuck in their mouths.

But there is another, more insidious, hidden…

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Local emissions over the subcontinent make summer storms more erratic, and may have global consequences.

Over the next decade, more than 400 large dams will be built on the Himalayan rivers—by India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan—to feed the region’s hunger for electricity and its need for irrigation.…

Read more: Pollution in India Could Reshape Monsoons

It is only 12 years until 2030, the deadline for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world has set itself an ambitious task. To reach the SDGs we will have to produce more from the oceans. We need the oceans to provide more food, more…

Read more: Why the ocean holds the key to sustainable development

The IET has launched a new Save our Seas competition which challenges young engineers to devise solutions to the problems of ocean plastics and toxic pollution.

Open to engineers aged 18-35, the IET Global Challenge is split into two separate competitions sponsored by Greenpeace and GreenSeas Trust. The…

Read more: Save our Seas student challenge targets plastic ocean waste

In September, scientists launched a 600-meter-long boom meant to herd plastic debris from the great Pacific garbage patch into a net (SN Online: 9/7/18). The trash accumulation, which is twice the size of Texas, swirls in waters between California and Hawaii.

But some scientists worry the system, designed…

Read more: 4 ways to tackle ocean trash besides Ocean Cleanup’s broken system