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From a population of about 700 million people in the mid-1700s, the current world population now stands at 7.6 billion, indicating a growth of over 950 percent in less than 300 years.

This unbelievably rapid rate of population growth and events such as industrialization, the impact on the environment has been catastrophic. Extinction of animal and bird species, pollution of air, water and soil, climate change, global warming, and the reduction of natural resources and forest cover are but a few outcomes of not caring for our planet.

The situation is critical, and it is important to gather all resources and work cohesively towards protecting this beautiful planet. This hackathon aims to bring together developers, designers, thinkers, and creators to build a better and more sustainable future.

With technology paving the way for the future, it makes sense that we leverage it to save the planet we call home.

Be a part of the Blue Planet Hackathon and let your ideas make a difference.

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Wildlife Conservation

Global wildlife population has fallen by over 58 percent since the 1970s. If the trend continues, the population could decline two-thirds by 2020. 93 percent of the big cats have been lost in the last 50 years, 100 million sharks are killed every year, and 85 thousand elephants were killed in the last 5 years in Tanzania alone. And this is just a part of the $15 billion illegal wildlife trade mark...

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Forest Conservation

Forests cover 31 percent of the world’s total land surface, just over 4 billion hectares (4 billion rugby fields). More than 80 percent of the world’s territorial diversity exists in the forests. Over 300 million people globally live in these forests, while over 1.6 billion depend on them for their daily needs and livelihood.
However, the forest area has reduced by 32 percent from 5.9 billion hec...

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Pollution Control

Ninety-five percent of the world’s population breathes polluted air. In 2017, air pollution was the cause of 6 million deaths, making it the fourth largest cause of death in the world. Seventy-one percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, out of which 96.5 percent is in the oceans. The North Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean combined have over 3 million pieces of plastic floating around...

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Climate Change

The temperature has risen by over 1.5 degrees since the mid-1800s. If the environment keeps degrading at the current rate, the average temperature could increase by 4-12 degrees by the end of the 21st century. This would lead to catastrophes, making thousands of species extinct and raising the sea level to such an extent that entire cities would be submerged.

Help in tracking and reducing greenhou...

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Prizes USD 1000 in prizes

Main Prizes
Winner
USD 500
First Runner Up
USD 300
Second Runner Up
USD 200
opens at:
Jul 26, 2018 07:00 PM CDT
closes on:
Aug 26, 2018 07:00 PM CDT

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