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Technological interventions across flood-hit regions the need of the hour

From India and China to Germany and Belgium, floods have wreaked havoc across the globe, adding to the woes of the ongoing pandemic. The natural disaster not only put people’s lives at stake, but is also detrimental to the environment. With debris and waste materials being washed away into the water bodies, the marine environment also gets disturbed. While relief efforts are on full swing, during such times, technological intervention is also the need of the hour. WasteShark by RanMarine Technology, a Netherland-based company, is one such example. Modelled after…

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Is autonomous technology the solution to fight water pollution?

The quantity of plastic waste is rapidly increasing in rivers, lakes and oceans across the world. Over 245 million tonnes of plastic wasteis floating on the surface of oceans, while tonnes of heavy waste materials are present on the floor of these oceans. The presence of plastic waste in waterways has affected all kinds of living beings, including birds, fish, humans, etc. One of the largest patches of floating plastic and other waste materials present on the surface of oceans is spread over 1.6 million square kilometres in the pacific.…

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