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With sea life is in danger due to rising ocean acidification, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean XPrize kicks off with $2 million in prize money on the line for the best methods for measuring ocean pH levels.
Next spring, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the legendary Jacques, will lead a 31-day mission, living in an underwater lab and exploring the mysteries of the deep. And you're invited to come along.
As oceans become overfished, polluted, and warmer, the X Prize foundation is looking to the public to come up with ideas for three new challenges to pose to the world's top innovators.
The $2 million challenge tasks competitors with accurately measuring ocean acidification, a step toward improving the health of our seas and inspiring new market-based uses of the oceans.
Acidity in the Earth's oceans is increasing more rapidly than any time in the last 300 million years, leading to severe consequences for marine ecosystems.
Blaming a lack of progress on nuclear arms and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists puts humanity at five minutes before a dire midnight.
Science Magazine reports that Bill Gates has spent at least $4.5 million to fund academic energy and climate research, some of which touches on the controversial topic of geoengineering.
Time to assess different climate engineering approaches--be it injecting light-blocking particles in the atmosphere or artificial trees--say academics at an MIT symposium.