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Plastic And Papyrus Used In Restoration Project
2012-09-20 11:52:24

Environmental scheme funded by the German REWE Group aims to create 'floating islands' of recycled plastic bottles, containing the plant used to make the first paper Plans are being implemented to create plastic floating islands containing papyrus plants to help protect the ecosystems of a renowned lake in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The German REWE Group is funding a papyrus restoration partnership between UK-owned tea producer and flower grower Finlays and Dr David Harper, a Senior...

Large Pumice Raft Found Floating In The South Pacific
2012-08-14 12:23:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sailors aboard the New Zealand Royal Navy vessel HMNZS Canterbury spotted something odd floating in the ocean a few days ago - a bounty of beauty supplies bobbing in the South Pacific. Pumice is typically used in salons to exfoliate dead skin and the lightweight volcanic rock can often be seen floating in the ocean in large groupings. However, it is rarely seen covering a swath of ocean roughly the size of New Hampshire, a sight one...

2011-05-18 06:41:00

SEOUL, South Korea, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced that it will partially open long-awaited "Floating Island" to the public on May 21. The Island under construction on the Hangang (Han River) is the largest artificial floating island in the world and the first equipped with an aquatic convention center. The Floating Island comprised of three artificial islets is currently being constructed on the river around Banpo Hangang Park in...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer has an idea for improving the health of the city's creeks: install artificial, wetlands-covered islands. She's asking the state for money to cover the installation of a test island on Back Creek as part of a larger grant application for environmental projects. "If this does for our waters what they've done in other waters, this could be a real boon to moving forward on clean water initiatives in our creeks," Ms. Moyer said....

2007-06-08 06:00:20

By Billore, Suresh Tropical India has many heavily polluted water bodies like ponds, lakes or stagnant rivers that support a green mat of diverse plant species such as phytoplankton. The cause is pollution from urban areas, industry and agriculture. The traditional treatment systems need high inputs of energy, are expensive and short lived. The shift now is to a more ecological system. Professors Suresh Billore and Prashant are developing artificial floating islands that treat the water on...