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

Guanabara bay

Guanabara bay. Credit: Flickr / Edgar Jiménez / CC BY-SA 2.0

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has once again spoken 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 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