Rio 2016 Olympics Still “Concerned” About Water Pollution in the Sailing Venue

A partial view over the Guanabara bay, between Rio de Janerio and Niterói (Creative Commons/Edgar Jiménez from Porto, Portugal)

A partial view over the Guanabara bay, between Rio de Janerio and Niterói (Creative Commons/Edgar Jiménez from Porto, Portugal)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has once again spoke with asserted concern about the water pollution in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay with barely one year left before the Olympic sailing events are due. Continue reading

Cleaning oil spills with robotic sailboats

The oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, was a great human catastrophe which led to severe damage to the planet and human life. Some people lost their lives while others were seriously injured. By the month of July 2010, when cleaning of the oil spill was capped, almost 4.9 billion barrels of oil covered the Gulf in a layer of toxic slick. Continue reading