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Nature Inspires Net To Fight Back Against Oil Spills

The net could cost just $1 per square foot, according to researchers at Ohio State University

Clean Up Crews Hard At Work via Flickr User John Kim

Previous oil spills have brought to light that our limited responses to such catastrophes are exceedingly expensive and often fall short of the intended goals. The longer an oil spill persists, the wider it spreads, and the deadlier it is to local communities, wildlife, and habitats.

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The Fact That Changed Everything: Jim Moriarty and Surfrider Foundation

"If you go to any beach on the globe, there are plastics on it," says the CEO of Surfrider Foundation. He's on a mission to clean our coasts.


This content is brought to you by GOOD, with support from IBM. Click here to read more stories from The Fact That Changed Everything series and here to read about other Figures of Progress.

When Jim Moriarty began surfing around 1995, he noticed a big difference between riding waves and skateboarding. “When you skateboard, you choose the piece of concrete you want to be on, but when you surf, you don’t choose the condition or the health of the water—you’re immersed in it,” Moriarty says.

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