Visuals of the Pacific Garbage Patch and sea turtles with straws up their noses have captured people's attention. We want to do our part to help solve the marine plastic pollution problem, but is it really fair for big corporations to place this burden on the consumer? What about the developed countries that export their plastic waste to developing nations for them to process and recycle? It seems the plastic problem is one big cycle of placing the blame on the next receiver in the supply chain. In this episode, Ali Boden and Cass Nieman explore the passers and receivers of the marine plastic burden and discuss current and future solutions.
With the world's population projected to reach 10 billion people in the next 30 years, it is reasonable to wonder: what will the future landscapes of food production look like? Or should we say… seascapes. In this episode, Kendall Jefferys and Lauren A. Mariolis explore the potential and pitfalls of aquaculture.
On this episode, the host, Rafaella Lobo, talks to four other students to understand how the Covid-19 global pandemic has affected their lives and research, and how they have learned to cope with these new challenges.