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  1. New SubCAS technology enables scientists to better study deep-sea ecosystemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2018 | Inhabitat

    Scientists at the California Academy of Sciences have created a new device that can capture and transport deep-sea creatures to the ocean 's surface without harming them, allowing scientists to better study the deep sea and potentially discover new species. The Submersible Chamber for Ascending Specimens, or SubCAS, works by first capturing wildlife within a small collecting jar.


  2. Man plans to swim the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness for plastic pollutionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | Inhabitat

    You've heard a lot about the ocean plastic crisis, and may even know a fair amount about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch . But for many of us, the issue can still seem far away when we drink out of a plastic bottle or tote groceries in a plastic bag.


  3. Federal court orders first hearing on the science of climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | Inhabitat

    Lawyers will present climate change science in what could be the first-ever court hearing in the United States on the topic, McClatchy Washington Bureau reported . Lawyers for BP , Exxon , Chevron , and other oil companies will go up against lawyers for the California cities of Oakland and San Francisco after United States District Judge William Alsup ordered "a two-part tutorial on the subject of global warming and climate change ."


  4. Ocean Cleanup Project launches San Francisco base in Pacific trash-busting bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | Inhabitat

    The Ocean Cleanup Project seeks to dismantle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , guided by an ambitious design concept and the development of new technology to tackle the pollution threat. First conceived in 2013 by aerospace engineering student Boyan Slat, the Ocean Cleanup Project has recently announced the location of its home base, a former naval station in San Francisco Bay .


  5. HASSELL and MVRDV tackle climate change in the Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 | Inhabitat

    A HASSELL -led design team that includes MVRDV has unveiled their preliminary proposed design strategy for tackling climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the yearlong Resilient by Design research challenge. The design team collected research by collaborating with local residents, design firms, experts, and public officials.


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