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Microplastics

Environmentalists Should Try an Ocean Tack

Llewellyn King | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
Llewellyn King

It is hard to explain the way carbon, methane and ozone in the atmosphere cause the Earth to heat up. It is easier, I am telling my environmentalist friends, to understand that we will not be able to swim in the oceans.

Rowing Coaches Hope to Help Turn the Tide Against Plastic Pollution in the Oceans

Marc Boyd | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Marc Boyd

On Saturday, June 4th, nine ocean rowing teams from around the world will depart from the Monterey Bay on an epic 2,400 mile journey across the Pacifi...

Your Face Wash Is Killing Oysters

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

Oysters are powerful little shellfish that do a lot for us, and we're making their lives difficult. Small plastic particles known as microplastics, wh...

We Can Solve the Ocean Plastic Problem

Andreas Merkl | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

Practically every kind of animal, from plankton to whales, is now contaminated by plastic. It's in the birds, in the turtles, in the fish. At the current rate, we could have 1 ton of plastics for every 3 tons of fish by 2025.

Jack Johnson Takes Out Trash to Beat Plastic Pollution

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

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

Lynne Peeples

Surprise Finding Adds To Health Worries Over Ocean Plastic

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green

Scientists are looking for -- and finding -- little bits of plastic in a lot of places lately: ice cores, deep sea sediments, coral reefs, crab gills,...

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 3)

Peter Neill | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Our series on the new Global Ocean Commission report, From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean, continues this week, addressing...

New York May Ban Your Face Wash To Save The Great Lakes

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

With scientists warning that tiny plastic beads found in bath products are polluting the Great Lakes -- potentially by the millions -- New York state ...

Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Toxic plastic pollution is filling-up the Great Lakes, European lakes and even subalpine lakes in Europe's famed Alps. This insidious byproduct of pet...

Why Your Facial Scrub Is Hurting The Great Lakes

| Posted 06.29.2013 | Green

By Christopher Johnston: (click here for original article) Three of the five Great Lakes—Huron, Superior and Erie—are awash in plastic. But it...

Lynne Peeples

Japan Tsunami Anniversary: Could Tiny Bits Of Plastic In The Ocean Threaten Our Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

One year after a massive tsunami ravaged the east coast of Japan, much attention is focused on the bottles, refrigerators and other debris washed out ...

12 Connections Between Oil Spills and Plastic Pollution

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Both oil spills and plastic pollution kill ocean wildlife in obvious, quick ways and slow, insidious ways.