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Cooperation Key in Dealing with Tsunami Debris

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

As more than a million tons of trash and debris from last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan float toward the West Coast, everyone's worried about what it will mean for the region's beaches and public health.

At Rio's Giant Trash Dump, Protecting People and Oceans Alike

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.17.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

Around the dump, impoverished Brazilians live, work and play in the discards of consumerism. Toxic chemicals, fetid liquid, and a river of plastic trash all pollute the salt water around the mangroves, which eventually runs out to the sea.

A Beacon in the Fog: Opportunities for International Cooperation on World Oceans Day, at Rio+20 and Beyond

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.09.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

Humans have incredible technological skill and drive to produce and expand. This skill and drive, however, is not yet matched by a drive to collectively curtail the massive environmental damage we are wreaking on the Earth and the systems that keep us alive.