How Seeker Will Collect The Most Extensive Data Set of the Pacific Ocean | The Swim

THIS IS THE ACCOMPLISHED LONG-DISTANCE SWIMMER, BEN LECOMTE, JUST A FEW DAYS INTO THE MOST GRUELING AND EXCITING SWIM OF HIS LIFE. FOR EIGHT HOURS A DAY, BEN IS CHIPPING AWAY AT MORE THAN 5,000 MILES OF PACIFIC OCEAN THAT LIE AHEAD OF HIM. HIS TRANS-PACIFIC SWIM IS NOT ONLY MOTIVATED BY ADVENTURE BUT ALSO…

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

What is gonna happen with this after I throw it away? Do these pictures look familiar? Piles of garbage in neighborhoods and streets, or smelly, burning and polluting waste disposal-sites. Unfortunately, this is a frequent situation in low andd middle-income countries, especially in towns and urban centers. Do you want to understand the complex interaction…

How One of NASA’s Deep Space Challenges Could Be Solved in the Ocean | The Swim

Crossing the Pacific to raise awareness for ocean health may have more in common with a long-term space mission than you’d think. BEN: Even if it’s high seas and lots of waves in the water, I’m just bobbing up and down like a little cork, and I don’t feel the motion of the ocean, really.…

Why You Can’t Just Swim Straight Across the Ocean | The Swim

BEN LECOMTE IS SWIMMING MORE THAN 5,500 MILES ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN — AND FROM THE GET-GO, THIS WAS NEVER GOING TO BE EASY. IN ORDER TO COMPLETE HIS JOURNEY, BEN NEEDS A MAP TO NAVIGATE STRONG CURRENTS, EDDIES, AND EVEN TO ADJUST FOR THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE EARTH. JEREMY: The further north you go,…

The Nuclear Waste Problem

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Learn to think like a scientist for 20% off by being one of the first 500 people to sign up at the link in the description. Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest, most efficient, and most available sources of power on earth. To generate one kilowatt hour…

Could the Biggest Ocean Recording Ever Made Redefine Marine Science? | The Swim

You’re hearing these dolphins use high-pitched clicks and whistles to navigate a world of obstacles, danger, and prey with their pods. But these spirited signals are in jeopardy of being drowned out as the ocean gets noisier every year. PAUL: When we saw those dolphins, and put the hydrophone in the water, I almost cried.…

Turning Plastic Trash Into Cash in Haiti

(calm music) – Haiti is faced with one of the biggest challenges environmentally in the world. Most people, when they see the huge amount of plastic or huge amount of trash out in the community, it discourages them and they try to drive away from it. That’s why I took it upon myself to try…

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim

SCENES LIKE THIS ARE A DAILY REALITY FOR THE CREW OF SEEKER ON THEIR PACIFIC TREK. SOME ESTIMATES HOLD THAT BY 2050, THERE COULD BE AS MUCH PLASTIC AS THERE ARE FISH IN THE OCEAN. BUT WHAT IS ALL THIS JUNK, EXACTLY? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? AND IS IT REALLY CONCENTRATED IN A GIANT…

Becoming a Japanese Waste Management Specialist

Hello, world. Where I’m from in Japan, this is how we recycle. Okay, let me stop Aiko right there. What she doesn’t know is that this is her first lesson on the path to become a… …in Japan! It’s actually a requirement of residency. And it all starts… with a guide! Let’s get the recycling…

Developing a Waste Management Strategy: Transforming Waste from Problem to Resource

The ever-increasing volume of waste humans produce is one of the most pressing issues the world faces today. Waste puts public health at risk, pollutes the environment, and its disposal costs cities and countries a fortune they often can’t afford. Our global population of 7.3 billion people already struggles to deal with the 1.3 billion…