In Seattle, homegrown solutions are changing how people get water
“We’re finding some super aggressive colonies that are attaching to plastic very well.”
Researchers have discovered microbial communities living on the waste we dump in the ocean.
Their study found 1,000 different types of bacteria on ocean plastic samples, including plants, algae, autotrophs, and predators. They warn that plastic is also serving as a new kind of transportation for potentially harmful bacteria looking to hitch a ride across the ocean.
Top: Saudi Arabia in 1988
Bottom: Saudi Arabia in 2012.
Stunning time-lapse satellite photos show humanity’s effect on Earth.
Forty years from now, how much will energy cost? What will happen with the climate? Most importantly, will you be richer?