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Water Drone Collects Marine Debris
The world produces 300 million tons of plastic each year, but only about 10 per cent is recycled. The rest is dumped, landfilled or escapes as trash into landscapes, lakes, rivers and the ocean. About 7 million tons end up in the ocean each year, making up roughly 75% of all marine debris.

Although a lot has been done to conserve the oceans for several years, a unique method employed by Rotterdam Port in The Netherlands may change the way oceans can get cleaned up. The port authorities recently launched a new type of water drone that is capable of autonomously patrolling the city’s port and cleaning up waste and debris as it goes.


 
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Dried Water Hyacinth on Surface Water Catches Fire - In a bizarre turn of events, the ‘dry’ water hyacinth cover on Pashan lake in India caught fire on Monday. While there were no reports of damage to life and property, environmentalists and locals say that the fire is an indication of serious environmental damage done to the lake over the years.


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