How your clothes become microfiber pollution in the sea

Most people don’t realize it, but “the majority of our clothes are made from plastic,” said Imogen Napper, a researcher at the University of Plymouth.  (Shutterstock/Maridav) From the polar ice cap to the Mariana Trench 10 kilometers below the waves, synthetic microfibers spat out by household washing machines are polluting oceans everywhere.  The world has woken up over the last year to the scourge of single-use plastics, from bottles and straws to ear swabs and throw-away bags, resulting in legislation to restrict or ban their use in dozens of countries. A lot…

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New gadget makes rescue at sea easy

Locating a vessel or fisherman reported missing at sea is a daunting task for rescue services, often compared to the proverbial search for the needle in a haystack. The challenge is more complex if the vessel has no modern gadgets for location tracking. But thanks to the latest technology, rescue agencies in Kerala can now zero in on the missing object in the shortest time. The Kerala State Emergency Operations Centre now has access to the most modern tool for maritime search and rescue. gadget Developed by the Indian National…

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