Category: RanMarine Articles

Marine robots collect rubbish from the ocean

July 12th, 2022 by

Article by Smiley News We’re well aware of the amount of rubbish that is collected and ends up in the ocean every year, wreaking havoc on wildlife. And that’s why Dutch invention – RanMarine’s WasteSharks – is such an innovative idea. The company has 157cm wide aquatic robots that capture rubbish in the sea and bring it […]

The Goals of the UN Ocean Decade

December 28th, 2021 by

Each year, we see millions of tonnes of plastic entering our oceans. This plastic wreaks havoc on our oceans by polluting them. As we know, plastic presents a significant threat to those living in the oceans and never truly biodegrades. It remains on the planet for hundreds of years and has become a daily challenge […]

What Were the Accomplishments of this Year’s COP26?

December 15th, 2021 by

The  2021 United  Nations  Climate Change Conference that took place in Glasgow came to a close in mid-November. The UN has been bringing all countries together for almost three  decades  to take part in these global climate summits. This year’s summit was the 26th annual summit, so the 26 was added to its name. The […]

The Faces of RanMarine

November 28th, 2021 by

“This could be done better” is a phrase we’ve heard many times before and one that certainly applies to environmental issues. It’s this very thought that led to the birth of RanMarine Technology. Richard Hardiman is a South African entrepreneur who considers himself an accidental environmentalist. He feels that NGOs and governmental organisations will not […]

How robotics are Fighting Climate Change

November 16th, 2021 by

Climate change is accelerating at an alarming rate. It is the defining issue of our generation and majorly impacts all living beings on earth. Given that, it is increasingly important for us to find ways to fight back against climate change in order to salvage our home. One thing that could prove useful in our […]

Is Flooding the new Normal?

October 25th, 2021 by

As if the pandemic wasn’t enough to deal with, floods and other extreme climate emergencies have caused the world to buckle under the strain. We are literally experiencing an ongoing global Polycrisis. July and August 2021 were particularly bad months for the planet, which saw flooding in countries like Germany, Turkey, China, India and New […]

The Impact of Climate Change on Rivers

October 11th, 2021 by

Rivers provide life and sustenance to humans, plants and animals and they were our very first highways before roads were made. There are 165 major rivers on planet earth, mostly flowing south with the exception of four of the longest rivers that flow north. Our rivers are the first areas to be heavily impacted by […]

Why the Amazon region is emitting more CO2 than it absorbs

September 20th, 2021 by

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, covering much of northwestern Brazil and reaching all the way up into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries. It’s famous for its incredible biodiversity and is crisscrossed by thousands of rivers including the splendid Amazon river – the largest and longest river in the world. […]

Dangerous Pathogens found in Rivers

September 6th, 2021 by

Millions of invisible microorganisms are silently swimming around in our waters, each fulfilling a different and vital function in their ecosystems. Without microorganisms, life on this planet would not be possible. In fact, microorganisms make up two-thirds of life on earth and date back to 3.5 billion years. As you can imagine, they have evolved […]

Why we need to save our mangrove forests

August 23rd, 2021 by

Our destructive habits have left an indelible mark on our planet, and finally, we are starting to pay the price. The recent natural disasters around the world, including the high temperatures, floods and wildfires are just some examples of what effect climate change is presenting. Since 1970, CO2 emissions have increased by approximately 90%. With […]