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PBS Kids to Launch New Web-Based Series About Sustainability

The Story of Stuff’s founder teams up with PBS KIDS to launch a new web-based series about sustainability. The goal is that as kids look at objects and activities in their daily life, they will begin asking: Where does it come from? What is it made of? What happens to it when it’s thrown away?

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Ten Things Kids Want Us to Know About Trash on Beaches and Oceans

Fourth-graders in New York City conducted cleanups at a local beach and tallied every item they found on Ocean Conservancy’s data card, an experience shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.

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Experiencing an International Coastal Clean-up Day

Blog, Pollution
Sep
25

Inspiration is often truly found in the most subtle and inconspicuous ways…

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Dirty secrets at Britain’s Blue-Flagged Beaches

News, Pollution
Sep
21

At least one in four of Britain’s premier bathing beaches are failing to meet the strict requirements of their “Blue Flag” designation, an international standard that is only granted if beach operators meet more than 30 strict criteria.

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Revealed: Our Contaminated Beaches, Scotland

News, Pollution
Sep
21

As Fraserburgh, Scotland, is getting ready for its UK Surf contest- expected to be “epic” due to Igor aftermath’s swell on European coasts- reports found sewage pollution has not spared many popular scottish beaches.

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Ending the Oceans’ ‘Tragedy of the Commons’

Blog, Pollution
Sep
14

Leading international marine scientists are proposing radical changes in the governance of the world’s oceans to rescue them from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts.

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Expanding Hypoxic Areas in Coastal Waters

News, Pollution
Sep
14

Unnatural levels of hypoxia, which occur mostly in the summer, are primarily the result of human activities that deliver nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous into waterways.

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Algae Blankets China Beaches

News, Pollution
Aug
31

The algae bloom, or green tide, covered more than 170 square miles (440 square kilometers) of coasts south of Qingdao.

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Health testing way down at California beaches

News, Pollution
Aug
31

Health testing of California’s beaches has slumped to its lowest level since ocean monitoring became law more than a decade ago.

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