NZ’s litter problem: Citizen scientists hope rubbish data will provide wake-up call for Kiwis (Newshub New Zealand)

Newshub New Zealand: NZ’s litter problem: Citizen scientists hope rubbish data will provide wake-up call for Kiwis. “In a programme being rolled out at over 100 beaches, groups of volunteers are collecting and analysing the rubbish that washes up on New Zealand shores to build a database of evidence to inspire action.”

Bloomberg: Sandee Wants to Be the Yelp of Beaches

Bloomberg: Sandee Wants to Be the Yelp of Beaches. “Does it have to be on an ocean? Is a sandy shore on a lake a beach? What about a peaceful river bank? For… a new site dedicated to cataloguing and rating every beach in the world, the answer is: all of the above. Its goal is to help users find the right beach—no matter their definition of the word. Its growing database includes more than 50,000 beaches in 178 countries and territories around the world, says founder Randall Kaplan.”

Providence Journal: Interactive map reveals all the hidden access points to Rhode Island’s shore

Providence Journal: Interactive map reveals all the hidden access points to Rhode Island’s shore. “Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State, and sure, every Rhode Islander knows East Matunuck Beach, Oakland Beach and Narragansett Town Beach. But what if you want to get off the beaten path and explore the hidden gems, secret swimming holes and private beaches scattered throughout our coastline?”

New Zealand Herald: How AI and tidy Kiwis are cleaning up our beaches

New Zealand Herald: How AI and tidy Kiwis are cleaning up our beaches. “A new artificial intelligence tool is aiming to tackle the problem of litter spoiling New Zealand’s beaches. The project is a partnership between Hamilton tech firm Enlighten Designs, Microsoft New Zealand, and charity Sustainable Coastlines.”

Sports Illustrated: World Surf League to stream 2017 season on Facebook Live

Sports Illustrated: World Surf League to stream 2017 season on Facebook Live. “…after experimenting with Facebook Live over the past year, the [World Surf League] and Facebook announced this week that the surfing property would live stream its 2017 Championship Tour men’s and women’s events and Big Wave Tour events via its Facebook account, which has more than six million fans.”