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Ocean Plastic Pollution

Young Leaders Get Serious About Stopping Plastic Landslide Into Oceans

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

It's hard to wrap one's head around the latest research numbers on plastic -- 4.8 to 12.7 million tons of the stuff makes its way from land into our oceans annually.

World's Oceans Clogged By Millions Of Tons Of Plastic Trash

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The world's oceans are clogged with plastic debris, but how much of it finds its way in...

Study: Plastic Debris Widespread On Ocean Surface

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says. Such ocean...

Here's Another Reason To Worry About Melting Arctic Ice

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green

Melting ice sheets could spell disaster for coastal towns, but sea level rise is not the only threat Arctic thawing poses. In a new study published...

PHOTOS: Turning Tragic Pollution Into Art

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green

What's the strangest piece of trash you've ever found on the beach? Whether it was as small as a bottle cap or as random as a Pez dispenser, we've all...

Blue Marble

Peter Neill | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Neill

People often ask me how to explain in the shortest amount of time the reason for my personal obsession with the ocean, with the need to communicate its vast utility and purpose and relevance to our future. It has not been easy to do so.

Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution With Art

Francesca Koe | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

Although single-use plastics are widely recognized as one of the largest threats to our oceans, plastic pollution is even more nefarious than what washes up on our beaches daily.

Is The Ocean More Trashed Than We Thought?

Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor: An oceanographer who noticed a disappearing act in which the surface of the ocean went from confetti...

Where Is All The Trash? Researchers Wonder Why Atlantic Garbage Patch Isn't Growing

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The amount of plastic trash in the ocean doesn't seem to be growing, and environmentalists are puzzled. A 22-year study indicates ...