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Current threats to our oceans revealed

A survey of tens of thousands of marine studies from the last decade reveals current threats to our marine environment. These include: the effects of climate change, marine plastic pollution, conservation, as well as social and economic impacts.

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Plastic garbage patch bigger than Mexico found in Pacific

News, Pollution
Jul
25

Yet another floating mass of microscopic plastic has been discovered in the ocean, and it is mind-blowingly vast.

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The Remote Paradise with a Plastic Problem

Inform, Pollution
Jul
24

In the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, far from the urban, developed world, there is a small, lush, green island with white sand beaches. However, this uninhabited, remote corner of the tropics—Henderson Island—also has a trash problem.

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More than 8. 3 billion tons of plastics made: Most has now been discarded

News, Pollution
Jul
20

Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, according to a study.

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From Myanmar to Mumbai: your images of plastic waste around the world

News, Pollution
Jul
16

Readers document the rising environmental crisis of plastic waste, as the planet struggles to cope with a million plastic bottles being sold every minute…

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Indigenous Artists Turn Ghost Nets — Which Destroy Australia’s Ocean Life — Into Artwork

News, Pollution
Jul
7

Ghost nets — the name given to abandoned or discarded fishing nets — are dangerous traps for marine life and are a particular problem on Australia’s far north coast. But one group, GhostNets Australia, is dedicated to removing the nets and cleaning up the ocean. And a group of indigenous artists are turning those nets into powerful works of art.

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Ocean Oddities: Pacific’s Plastic Island

News, Pollution
Jun
10

Ever since people invented trash, the sea has served as our favorite dump.

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Toxic timebomb: why we must fight back against the world’s plague of plastic

Inform, Pollution
May
21

We must reduce our dependence on plastics, especially single-use items, and seek out alternative materials…

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Navy investigating disks of compressed trash littering Outer Banks beaches

News, Pollution
May
17

The disks are consistent with those made on ships to compress plastic waste for easy storage, said Ted Brown, a spokesman for the Navy’s Fleet Forces Command. Ships are not supposed to dump plastic into the ocean.

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