Ocean Acidification, Bird-Friendly Glass and More!

Did you know that a startup in Hawaii has created a machine that will remove acid from the ocean? Or that a bill might be passed in Washington D.C. to make all buildings more bird-friendly? Are satellites in space watching what plastics throw away? Join us this week on The Biofriendly Podcast as we explore the latest and greatest in green news!

Pretty deadly

The Portuguese man o’ war, or man-of-war, is a highly venomous open ocean predator that superficially resembles a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore. The sting is deadly to smaller fish and incredibly painful to humans.

Peek-a-boo

We love this photo taken by photographer Eric Smith where the whale watchers are hilariously missing the main attraction popping up right behind them.

Why You Can Stay Positive About Our Oceans

Recent scientific research suggests that it’s important celebrate our environmental success in order to motivate further evidence-based action! That’s why this week on The Biofriendly Podcast we acknowledge some of the positive stories about protecting our oceans, why we should make a TV show called Fish Police, and does Noel speak fluent whale?

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 68 - 3D Ocean Farming

3D Ocean Farming

In previous episodes of The Biofriendly Podcast, Noel and Jacob dug their way into the problem of soil erosion and over-farming, but what happens when food cultivation goes underwater? This week we captain our environmental ship into ocean farming waters to learn how to dance the Gracilaria and maybe, just maybe… discover the chocolate of the sea.

hawaii ocean

Removing Plastic Pollution: International Coastal Cleanup Day

With The Ocean Cleanup project now underway, it’s more important than ever we do our part to reduce the amount of trash and other plastic pollution making it’s way to our oceans, as well as make significant progress on cleaning up what is already there. If technology can be developed to help rid our oceans of […]

Coastal Cleanup Day

Going Green: Coastal Cleanup Day

Going green by protecting our world’s rivers, streams, lakes and oceans is an issue of which we all need to be concerned. The Los Angeles Times recently reported on a study which found the scent of plastic trash makes fish think it’s food.  Pretty scary, particularly when you realize that once we eat the ocean life, […]

Caring for the Environment: Coastal Cleanup Day 9/17

It’s that time of the year again. Time to head to the beaches, coastlines, waterways and rivers in your local area and join up with the hundreds of thousands of others around the world for International Coastal Cleanup Day. While I really think this particular event should really be a regular occurrence or actually never needed at all, […]

Biofriendly Action of the Week: International Coastal Cleanup Day

Last year an estimated 560,000 volunteers, across 91 countries, participated in International Coastal Cleanup Day. Through their efforts, more than 16 million pounds of trash was picked up and removed from our beaches and coastlines. In total over the past 29 years, Ocean Conservancy reports 10.5 million volunteers have helped clean up at least 350,000 miles […]

Protecting the Environment: International Coastal Cleanup Day

Protecting the environment is important to every person’s survival, regardless of his or her beliefs about climate change and global warming. You, as an individual, may have various ways you go about conserving energy, reducing waste and lowering your overall environmental footprint. Keeping the ocean clean and free of waste may or may not be […]