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The prolonged dryness in the West has led to some desperate ideas about how to get water into parched areas. Last week, a commission of Utah lawmakers voted to study a plan to pump seawater from the Pacific Ocean about 700 miles to fill the Great Salt Lake, which fell to its lowest level in recorded history last year.
The oceans are full of plastics from water bottles and takeout containers to abandoned fishing nets. Cleaning up the waste is challenging but two new projects are underway that could turn that trash into treasure using ships that convert the garbage into renewable fuel.
The so-called Internet of Things, or IoT, as it’s known, is a term that describes a network of connected devices that interact and exchange information. Most people are familiar with IoT through smart appliances in their homes or wearable technology like Fitbits, but it’s also being used by cities and industry, for example, having drones monitor crops or sensors operate traffic lights.
Who doesn’t like a good spa day to look and feel their best? Well, according to new research, dolphins are no different and visit coral “clinics” to keep their skin healthy.