Coastal Care

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Tag: Plastic Pollution

Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

An ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast from 2014 to 2016 drove humpback whales into a narrow band of cooler water, leading to a dramatic increase in whale entanglements with crab-fishing gear, according to a new study.

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Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry – The Great Plastic Tide; By Claire Le Guern

Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry – The Great Plastic Tide; By Claire Le Guern

In celebration of Coastal Care’s 10 years Anniversary, we are republishing an acclaimed selection of the most popular Featured Articles contributions.

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A simple burst of bubbles is keeping this canal clear of plastic

A simple burst of bubbles is keeping this canal clear of plastic

In Amsterdam, the Great Bubble Barrier is a simple solution to plastic pollution: creating an invisible barrier that helps collect the trash that ends up in the water.

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Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Shipments of unwanted rubbish have been rerouted to Southeast Asia since China banned the import of plastic waste in 2018, but Malaysia and other developing countries are fighting back.

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Microplastics affect sand crabs’ mortality and reproduction

Microplastics affect sand crabs’ mortality and reproduction

Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic microfibers, according to a new study.

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Nestlé is spending billions to create a market for recycled plastics

Nestlé is spending billions to create a market for recycled plastics

Food companies trying to reduce their consumption of plastic have a big problem — it’s hard to find suitable recycled material. Nestlé, one of the world’s worst corporate plastic polluters, says it’s willing to spend more than $2 billion to try and fix that.

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Engineers build vacuum to clean microplastics in sand

Engineers build vacuum to clean microplastics in sand

Hawaii’s Kamilo Beach (AKA “Trash Beach”) received a trial cleaning from the Hoola One. The machine was designed by a group of engineers from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada.

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The missing 99%: why can’t we find the vast majority of ocean plastic?

The missing 99%: why can’t we find the vast majority of ocean plastic?

What scientists can see and measure, in the garbage patches and on beaches, accounts for only a tiny fraction of the total plastic entering the water.

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The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them

The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them

Further steps have been taken to clean up beaches and seas in 2019 – but much more needs to be done .

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