Bioluminescence

Photographer Jordan Robins was able to capture the bioluminescent algae lighting up the shoreline in Jervis Bay, Australia.

Trapping Waste From Water With Machines

Tech companies are developing everything from plastic-eating “shark” drones to spinning buoys that use the water’s current to scoop our trash out of the water, but what else can be done to prevent garbage from entering our waterways? This week Noel and Jacob talk about how we stop this problem at the source, can you really sit inside a whale’s mouth, and why Bruce Lee’s family wants to fight Noel.

Floating Cities, Cleaning Up Oil with Human Hair and More!

Did you know a company is building a floating city in South Korea to prepare for rising sea levels? Or that human hair might be the perfect solution for soaking up excess oil? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we learn what a ‘blue tech’ company might be and what drives Noel crazy when he reads environmental articles!

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!

Storm brewing

A tropical storm brews in this beautiful but haunting photo taken from a hotel balcony at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

different types of plastic pollution

Single-Use Plastics, Microplastics and Nanoplastics: Understanding the Different Types of Plastic Pollution

The best tool for any type of global change is knowledge. Most consumers are aware plastic, and plastic pollution, is dangerous to the environment. Fewer would be able to specify that danger, and fewer still would be able to come up with types of plastic other than single-use examples – like water bottles and plastic […]

Alpaca of the sea

Approximately 2 inches long, the Nembrotha cristata feed on jellyfish and absorb the venom in the stingers, so their bright neon colors are meant to warn predators that they are poisonous.

Whale naps

Sperm whales spend 7% of their day in these vertical positions near the surface of the water, where they sleep for 10 to 15 minutes at a time.

Safeguard storm drains | Tuesday Tip

It is a common misconception that storm drains lead to a wastewater treatment plant, but in many urban and rural settings, the water entering drains receives no treatment and is discharged directly into the closest waterway. 

False killer whale

Yes, the false killer whale is a real species of oceanic dolphin that reaches a maximum length of 6 m (20 ft). The name comes from the similar skull characteristics of the killer whale (Orcinus orca).