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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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No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world’s remotest islands

News, Pollution
May
16

The beaches of one of the world’s most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, a new study shows.

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Striking Photos Show The People v. Climate Change; National Geographic

An incredibly complex web of cause and effect that’s global in scope, climate change is like light itself: enormously present, yet difficult to directly perceive. The Your Shot community shared their best photos in response to our #MyClimateAction challenge.

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Red alert: Kofi Annan on the photos that capture our choking planet

News
May
4

From a masked Tokyo commuter in a crush to the plastic particles killing our oceans, the former UN secretary-general hails the photographers shortlisted for tonight’s space-themed Prix Picket prize.

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This Chic’s Beach resident wants you to have something back for keeping the beach clean

A couple, resident of Chesapeake Bay Beach (aka Chic’s beach), Virginia, launched Your Better Beach for the summer. Beachgoers can pick up plastic containers from participating businesses near Chic’s Beach, fill them up with glass and plastic found in the sand, and return full containers for discounts at the merchants.

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The Arctic is a ‘dead end’ for ocean plastic

News, Pollution
Apr
27

According to a new study, the Arctic serves as a “dead end” for hordes of marine debris drifting through the North Atlantic. Even though very little plastic waste is discarded within the Arctic itself, it’s still carried there — and then stranded — by ocean currents.

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Predicting the movement, impacts of microplastic pollution

News, Pollution
Apr
26

Microplastics are of increasing concern. They not only become more relevant as other plastic marine litter breaks down into tiny particles, they also interact with species in a range of marine habitats. A new study takes a look at how global climate change and the impact of changing ocean circulation affects the distribution of marine microplastic litter.

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