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Pro Surfer Stops Sea Monster from Reaching Beach

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Ocean Trash is a modern day, scientifically documented Sea Monster. The photos are not fuzzy. Anyone with a camera can capture images of this beast o...

Jack Johnson Takes Out Trash to Beat Plastic Pollution

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Musician and surfer Jack Johnson may seem laid back, but not when it comes to fighting plastic pollution.

Journey of the Plastic Microbeads: From Science to Legal Policy

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The Plastic Microbead is having its 15 minutes of fame. Though hard to see because it is less than 5mm, the microbead is in the spotlight because it is a surprisingly bad actor. In fact, the microbead should have a Razzie by now.

Ocean Plastic Estimated at 5.25 Trillion Pieces -- But Where's the Rest?

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Given that we produce 300 million tons of plastic every year and the National Academy of Sciences estimates 0.1 percent of it ends up in the ocean, researcher Marcus Erikson says he knows there's more. Way more.

These Tiny Beads Are Threatening The Great Lakes

Reuters | Lisa Maria Garza | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

July 30 (Reuters) - Tiny plastic beads from beauty products are showing up in North America's Great Lakes, and an environmental group is calling upo...