Tuesday, October 19

Tag: marine

Economy

Science News 2016 Marine Plastic Pollution Impact on Worried Organisms (delivered October 5, 2016)

Playback time: 5 minutesProduction year: 2016overviewMarine pollution from plastics is now a serious environmental problem. Garbage plastics such as PET bottles and plastic shopping bags that we use every day are carried to the sea and stay there, and are crushed into small pieces over a long period of time by the power of waves and ultraviolet rays, and are widely circulated in the marine environment. I’m doing it. And now, I am worried about the unexpected impact on living things.Performer name, affiliation institution name and cooperating institution nameYutaka Watanuki (Professor, Faculty of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University)Hideshige Takada (Professor, Department of Environmental Resources Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Undeveloped Submarine Resources — Forefront of Research on “Undersea Manganese Deposits”
Economy

Undeveloped Submarine Resources — Forefront of Research on “Undersea Manganese Deposits”

Did you know that Japan, which lacks terrestrial mineral resources and energy, relies on imports from abroad for most of it? However, in recent years, it has become clear from the results of a survey of Japan’s exclusive economic zone that a large amount of marine resources such as “methane hydrate” and “iron manganese crust” exist. If these can be put into practical use commercially, they may support the future industrial economy of Japan. In the “Marine Energy and Mineral Resources Development Plan” formulated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, for example, “iron manganese crust” is planned to be commercialized by a private company by 2028. Surveys of these marine resources have been in full swing since 2011, but their properties, distribution, and formation process are ofte...
“Basically, reduce the amount of plastic waste discharged.” “Governments of each country need to come together to create an international framework for new measures.”
Economy

“Basically, reduce the amount of plastic waste discharged.” “Governments of each country need to come together to create an international framework for new measures.”

From the “Marine Debris Zero International Symposium” co-sponsored by the Nippon Foundation and the Ministry of the Environment on June 17Rodolfo LacyIt was significant that the issue of marine plastics was taken up as the agenda for the first time at the 20 countries / regions (G20) Energy and Environment Ministers’ Meeting (Note: held in Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture on June 15 and 16). I would like to thank the Government of Japan and the Ministry of the Environment for calling me (at the meeting). Governments of each country need to come together to create an international framework for new countermeasures against the problem of marine plastic waste.Global plastic production has grown tremendously over the last 60 years. It was almost zero in 1950, but now it has expanded to more ...
“Arakawa Clean Aid” for Marine Debris Zero Award
Economy

“Arakawa Clean Aid” for Marine Debris Zero Award

The results of the “Marine Debris Zero Award” (co-sponsored by The Nippon Foundation and the Ministry of the Environment), which selects and commends the activities of companies, local governments, and private organizations that are making excellent efforts to protect the sea from environmental deterioration caused by garbage, are June 17th. It was announced on the day. There were 254 applications.The highest award was decided to be “River / Marine Debris Solution with Arakawa Clean Aid!” Conducted by “Arakawa Clean Aid Forum” (Tokyo). It was highly praised for the fact that in the Arakawa River, which runs through Saitama Prefecture and Tokyo, we have fostered environmental protection activities such as picking up garbage on the riverbed, involving various participants such as many volunt...