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The authors estimate that the amount of plastic reaching the ocean will peak in 2029, and surface plastic will hit more than 860,000 metric tonnes - more than double the current estimated 399,000 - by 2052. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Ocean plastic pollution: Surface clean-up technology will not solve plastic problem, finds study

Exeter, England | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:57 PM IST
As most plastic enters the oceans via rivers, the authors say a “complete halt” of such pollution entering the ocean using river barriers - especially in key polluting rivers - could prevent most of the pollution they otherwise predict over the next three decades.
If no action is taken, however, the amount of plastic going into the sea every year will rise from 11 million tonnes to 29 million tonnes. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
If no action is taken, however, the amount of plastic going into the sea every year will rise from 11 million tonnes to 29 million tonnes. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Ocean plastic pollution expected to triple by 2040: Study

Singapore | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 09:21 PM IST
Single-use plastic consumption has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Face masks and latex gloves are washing up daily on Asia’s remote beaches. Landfills worldwide are piled high with record amounts of takeaway food containers and online delivery packaging.
Sound waves travel farther and faster in water than in the air.(Unsplash)
Sound waves travel farther and faster in water than in the air.(Unsplash)

Pandemic offers scientists a chance to “hear” oceans as they once were

New York | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 07:54 PM IST
The focus of the serendipitous project by the environmental scientists is on the so-called SOFAR (Sound Fixing and Ranging) channel, a naturally occurring ocean stratum in which sound can travel long distances.
World Oceans Day 2020 is set to observe the theme “Innovation for a sustainable ocean.”(Instagram/@oceanconservancy)
World Oceans Day 2020 is set to observe the theme “Innovation for a sustainable ocean.”(Instagram/@oceanconservancy)

World Oceans Day 2020: Incredible videos from the mesmerising land under water

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 11:47 AM IST
On the World Oceans Day 2020, we bring you a mixed bag of incredible videos from the stunning habitat under the ocean.
As many as 30 new marine species have also been discovered by experts in the deep sea off the Australian coast.(Schmidt Ocean Institute)
As many as 30 new marine species have also been discovered by experts in the deep sea off the Australian coast.(Schmidt Ocean Institute)

UFO-like creature found in Australian waters could be world’s longest animal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Experts have found the longest-ever siphonophore in Western Australia’s underwater canyons, which could also be the longest living creature in the world.
Representational image.(AP Photo)
Representational image.(AP Photo)

This is how our clothes pollute the oceans

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 06:09 PM IST
You all know that the single-use plastic impacts our oceans in a big way, but did you know that clothes release half a million tonnes of microfibres into the oceans every year? Yes, it is true. A 2015 report from the Ellen McArthur foundation estimated that half-a-million tonnes of microfibres leached into waterways every year, with 53 million tonnes of new textiles produced annually. Read more about it...
Scientists and designers create products to soothe stressed oceans.(Unsplash)
Scientists and designers create products to soothe stressed oceans.(Unsplash)

Fish in fashion: Scientists and designers create products to soothe stressed oceans

Thomson Reuters Foundation, Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Plant-based offerings could spell big changes for consumers in rich countries and in parts of the developing world where people many struggle to get enough nutritious food.
Receding glaciers and ice sheets have increased the rate of sea level rise, an intergovernmental panel on climate change has reported.(AP Photo)
Receding glaciers and ice sheets have increased the rate of sea level rise, an intergovernmental panel on climate change has reported.(AP Photo)

Oceans and glaciers bearing ‘unprecedented’ impact of climate change: IPCC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 03:34 PM IST
The “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate” by IPCC has projected that global glacier mass loss in the next few decades till 2050 will increase river runoff and related hazards like landslides, avalanches and floods.

Oceans turning from friend to foe; Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi vulnerable

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 01:36 PM IST
Thirty percent of the northern hemisphere’s permafrost could melt by century’s end unleashing billions of tonnes of carbon and accelerating global warming
A June 13, 2019 hand out image photographed by Steffen Olsen of the Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteoroligical Institute shows sled dogs wading through standing water on the sea ice during an expedition in North Western Greenland(AFP)
A June 13, 2019 hand out image photographed by Steffen Olsen of the Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteoroligical Institute shows sled dogs wading through standing water on the sea ice during an expedition in North Western Greenland(AFP)

It’s time to press the panic button on climate change

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 08:01 PM IST
That climate change is happening has been known now for many years. That governments and large businesses are not really interested in doing much to minimise damage by really changing the way we do things has also become pretty obvious
Thailand, the current chair of the group, has lauded the declaration as a “big step” for the region, whose coasts have seen whales and sea turtles wash up dead in recent years with large amounts of plastic rubbish in their stomachs.(Representative Image)
Thailand, the current chair of the group, has lauded the declaration as a “big step” for the region, whose coasts have seen whales and sea turtles wash up dead in recent years with large amounts of plastic rubbish in their stomachs.(Representative Image)

The ‘top-5’ countries throwing plastic waste in the Oceans

Bangkok | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:03 PM IST
But individual efforts alone can’t fully stop the 8 million tonnes of plastic that make their way to the ocean each year, and with four of the five worst ocean polluters in Southeast Asia, the region’s governments must take action, he says.
The new framework is aimed at facilitating further concrete action on marine waste after the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany adopted the “G20 action plan on marine litter” in 2017.(AFP Photo)
The new framework is aimed at facilitating further concrete action on marine waste after the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany adopted the “G20 action plan on marine litter” in 2017.(AFP Photo)

G20 countries agree to tackle ocean plastic waste

Karuizawa, Japan | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Environment and energy ministers of the Group of 20 major economies met this weekend in Karuizawa, northwest of Tokyo, ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan, on June 28-29.
The Pygmy false catshark is currently known only from deep waters (200-1000m depth) and has a length of about 65cm.(K V Akhilesh/CMFRI)
The Pygmy false catshark is currently known only from deep waters (200-1000m depth) and has a length of about 65cm.(K V Akhilesh/CMFRI)

New species of shark identified in Indian Ocean

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 11:58 PM IST
The new species was found off the southwestern coast of India and north of Sri Lanka.
George Clooney has topped the Forbes’ highest paid actors list 2018 without doing a single film last year.
George Clooney has topped the Forbes’ highest paid actors list 2018 without doing a single film last year.

How George Clooney became world’s highest paid actor without delivering a hit in years

By Jyoti Sharma Bawa, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 02:00 PM IST
George Clooney has bumped Dwayne Johnson from the first spot in Forbes’ highest paid actors’ list in the world.
Sandra Bullock plays Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie, a fresh-out-of-jail con who enlists eight gal pals to help her pull off a near-impossibly jewellery heist.
Sandra Bullock plays Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie, a fresh-out-of-jail con who enlists eight gal pals to help her pull off a near-impossibly jewellery heist.

A sisterhood of frolicsome felons: Ocean’s 8 review by Rashid Irani

Hindustan Times | By Rashid Irani
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2018 05:02 PM IST
It’s a treat to see so many stars in one place, but expect a retread of familiar capers. This is no turning-point film.
Actor George Clooney kisses his wife and human right lawyer Amal Clooney at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala in Los Angeles.(REUTERS)
Actor George Clooney kisses his wife and human right lawyer Amal Clooney at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala in Los Angeles.(REUTERS)

Thought I’d be a spinster but then we met, says Amal Clooney about falling for George Clooney

Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 03:51 PM IST
Amal Clooney gave a rare, heartfelt speech about her husband and actor George Clooney at the AFI Life Achievement Award.
Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in a still from Ocean’s 8.
Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in a still from Ocean’s 8.

Sandra Bullock, Rihanna’s Ocean’s 8 gets a reluctant thumbs up from critics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 05:06 PM IST
Critics are complaining about how the talents of actors such as Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett were wasted by director Gary Ross in Ocean’s 8.
From Sufi to fusion-rock, band Indian Ocean mesmerised music lovers of Delhi and Gurugram with their soulful renditions at the Hindustan Times Friday Jam, season 5.(Shivam Saxena/HT)
From Sufi to fusion-rock, band Indian Ocean mesmerised music lovers of Delhi and Gurugram with their soulful renditions at the Hindustan Times Friday Jam, season 5.(Shivam Saxena/HT)

Indian Ocean was a hit at this Friday Jam 5

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Rock, Sufi and fusion, band Indian Ocean mesmerised Delhi-NCR with a soulful performance.
This photo taken on May 12, 2018 shows a dog looking out onto a garbage-filled creek in Manila. About eight million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the world's oceans every year - the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic being tipped into the sea every minute... of every day.(AFP Photo)
This photo taken on May 12, 2018 shows a dog looking out onto a garbage-filled creek in Manila. About eight million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the world's oceans every year - the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic being tipped into the sea every minute... of every day.(AFP Photo)

World Environment Day: Southeast Asia’s plastic ‘addiction’ blights world’s oceans

Reuters, Bangkok | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 12:48 PM IST
As World Environment Day takes place and the United Nations calls for the “biggest-ever worldwide cleanup” of plastic pollution, experts are focused on Southeast Asia, home to four of the world’s top marine plastic polluters.
Through her mixed media exhibition, Meera Devidayal narrates the way Mumbai has encroached upon the sea and how it’s fighting back.(Photo courtesy Anil Rane, Chemould Prescott Road and the artist)
Through her mixed media exhibition, Meera Devidayal narrates the way Mumbai has encroached upon the sea and how it’s fighting back.(Photo courtesy Anil Rane, Chemould Prescott Road and the artist)

Head to exhibitions that explore themes of nostalgia, harmony

Hindustan Times | By Krutika Behrawala and Riddhi Doshi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 09:30 AM IST
Revisit the city through its seascapes, muse over concepts of sacrifice in the name of peace.
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 10:30 PM IST
Dr V Kripa said every year there is a sharp increase in the quantum of plastic waste getting into the ocean and if the situation continued like this plastic debris will outnumber marine creatures, especially fish species.
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