The Great Bubble Barrier: Dutch start-up launch bubble screen that intercepts plastics in Amsterdam canals

The Great Bubble Barrier, a device that intercepts plastics in rivers, has been launched in Amsterdam in a bid to permanently decrease the amount of plastics entering the oceans. The bubble barrier is a long, perforated tube running diagonally for 60 metres across the bottom of the waterway, removing plastic from Amsterdam’s canals and therefore preventing them from flowing through to the river IJ and … Continue reading The Great Bubble Barrier: Dutch start-up launch bubble screen that intercepts plastics in Amsterdam canals

Floating eco-park to transform Chicago River into habitat for wildlife, environment and recreation

Wild Mile Chicago – a mile-long, floating eco-park which will transform a section of the man-made, steel-walled Chicago River into a space which serves people, wildlife, and the environment – is set to open next year. Upon completion in 2020, Wild Mile Chicago will contain floating gardens, forests, wetlands, public walkways, educational learning stations, kayak access points, and more. Plans for the public space builds … Continue reading Floating eco-park to transform Chicago River into habitat for wildlife, environment and recreation

Trash Robot: Urban Rivers turn Chicago River clean up into real gaming

Urban Rivers have created a trash robot controlled by you at home to clean up Chicago River. The idea of a trash cleaning robot, controlled by gamers from the comfort of their home, came about as Urban Rivers, a Chicago nonprofit dedicated to reviving the rivers in the city, needed a way to clean up trash on their floating gardens. Last year, Urban Rivers had installed floating … Continue reading Trash Robot: Urban Rivers turn Chicago River clean up into real gaming