Coastal Care

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Tag: Plastic Pollution

The Speed of Change: Oceans in Distress, An International Report

The Speed of Change: Oceans in Distress, An International Report

Sponsored by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), the 27 participants from 18 organisations in 6 countries produced a grave assessment of current threats, and a stark conclusion about future risks to marine and human life if the current trajectory of damage continues: that the world’s ocean is at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history.

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The Mediterranean and Climate Change’s Impacts

The Mediterranean and Climate Change’s Impacts

One of the most serious threats to life in the Mediterranean region, and indeed every part of the global ocean, is climate change. Climate change is already having an impact on the marine environment and this is likely to escalate swiftly, increasing seawater temperatures and coastal erosion, altering salinity and currents and causing serious declines in biodiversity.

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“100 percent trash boat” sets sail in Taiwan

“100 percent trash boat” sets sail in Taiwan

“ForEver” a boat built completely from plastic bottles and other recycled materials, including old advertising banners, set sail in Taiwan to raise awareness about the marine environment. As Canadian province of Manitoba bans plastic water bottles from its offices.

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The World Oceans Day: Ocean IQ Challenge

The World Oceans Day: Ocean IQ Challenge

All the Way to the Ocean would like to announce our first contest “The World Oceans Day: Ocean IQ Challenge” in honor of and to celebrate World Oceans Day. By Joel Harper.

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South West Marine Debris Cleanup

South West Marine Debris Cleanup

The South West Marine Debris Cleanup is an annual trip orchestrated by Environmental Scientist Matt Dell to the remote wilderness of Tasmania, where tonnes of rubbish can be found on the beaches of this pristine and isolated environment.This is his story. A video by Johnny Abegg.

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Being Part Of The Solution: Marine Debris Tracker

Being Part Of The Solution: Marine Debris Tracker

A new app lets anyone with an iPhone or Smartphone to report trash on beaches and waterways, and help scientists too. Indeed, with plastic bags, cans, abandoned or lost fishing gear and other marine debris washing up on our shores each year, the app could help combat the global marine debris problem, according to NOAA.

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South West National Park, Tasmania; By Johnny Abegg

South West National Park, Tasmania; By Johnny Abegg

Have you ever dreamed of a place as a child that you always wanted visit? I was lucky enough to visit South West National Park in Tasmania, chartering the South and West coast by boat for the annual South West Marine Debris Cleanup. By Johnny Abegg.

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China to step up fight against plastic addiction

China to step up fight against plastic addiction

Around three billion plastic bags were being used daily in China before the 2008 ban. Since then, according to the NDRC, people have used at least 24 billion fewer plastic bags every year, and 100 billion plastic shopping bags may have been kept out of landfills as a result of the law.

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Beaches In Britain Beat 2010’s Bathing Quality Standards

Beaches In Britain Beat 2010’s Bathing Quality Standards

More beaches given the top rating this year, but slightly more failed to meet basic water standards

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