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Plastic Pollution

Vote the Ocean this Election Season

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

I firmly believe in the idea that each and every one of us can make a concrete difference in the health of our ocean and coasts. When we work together...

Power of One

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Photo credit: Woods Wheatcroft After the fun and adventure of summer, the fall season is a time to get back to our routines of work and school, and ...

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Peter Ryan, University of Cape Town and Coleen Moloney, University of Cape Town A recent media campaign has highlighted the many ways in which South ...

All That Plastic In The Ocean Is Going To Leave Behind Fossils

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Green

Plastic pollution has become so ubiquitous it may serve as evidence that humanity has launched the planet into a new geological epoch. For nearly two ...

There Is No Away (Pluckfastic!)

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Wallace J Nichols

Hold up a small blue marble at arm's length: that's what we look like from one million miles away. We are all part of the same small, gorgeous and bl...

A Plastic Smog Is Smothering Our Oceans

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Plastic poses a major threat to our marine environment, ecosystems and marine life. It's now being found in seafood that can eventually land on our plates.

Suffocating Freedom: Plastic Bags, California's Progress, and Polluters' Fight to the Death

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Hans Johnson

When California responded to a pervasive and costly form of blight by enacting the nation's first statewide ban on throwaway plastic bags, the victory...

Hero Fisherman Gives Plastic-Trapped Turtle A Second Shot At Life

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News

A hero fisherman went the extra mile after finding an olive ridley sea turtle trapped inside a plastic bag in the Arabian Sea. Amir Rahim was on board...

'The Discarded' Plastic in Rio's Bay

Elizabeth Glazner | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Glazner

When the 2016 Summer Olympic Games officially launch in Rio de Janeiro this August, we're going to get more than the usual drama of international athl...

'Green News Report' - May 24, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: In wake of massive Fort McMurray wildfire, Canada's insurance industry ca...

Plastic: It's What's For Dinner

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

It's ubiquitous. It's in our food, it's in our beverages, it's everywhere, including the far-reaches of the oceans. Just this week, a statistic came out from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that 30 percent of all fish have plastic in them. Visibly in them.

Obama's Ban On Plastic Microbeads Failed In One Huge Way

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

Stiv Wilson chose his battle three and a half years ago. The problem is, he still doesn't know who all his opponents are. An environmental activist fi...

Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Good News

A craft beer company has brewed up a brilliant idea. Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida, has created edible six-pack rings that feed, rather t...

Jeff Bridges Speaks Truth to Plastic

Elizabeth Glazner | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Glazner

"Plastic is a substance the Earth cannot digest," warns Jeff Bridges in a new video titled "Open Your Eyes." The actor/musician/artist/activist is len...

California Doesn't Need Another Beach Clean Up -- We Need Our Bag Ban Back

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 03.04.2016 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Burgeoning amounts of plastic debris clog waterways, create havoc with marine ecosystems, litter roadsides and beaches. Most of California's watersheds drain into the Pacific Ocean along a thousand miles of coastline - that's a lot of beach.

The Earth Could Become a "Plastic Planet"

Inverse | Posted 02.03.2016 | Green

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Ian Stark Plastic will cover an increasing amount of the Earth's surface by mid-century, while ste...

We Can't Let it Be... More Plastic Than Fish in Our Sea

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

News that plastic pollution will exceed all the fish in the sea by 2050 is beyond appalling -- it's unacceptable. We need bold action to stop plastic garbage from choking out ocean life.

How Can We Create a World Where Plastic Never Becomes Waste?

Dame Ellen MacArthur | Posted 01.24.2016 | Green
Dame Ellen MacArthur

How can we turn the challenges of our current plastics economy into a global opportunity for innovation and value capture, resulting in stronger economies and better environmental outcomes?

Five questions for Dr. Chelsea Rochman about Plastic in our Seas and Seafood.

Tim Ward | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

Plastic is everywhere. Not just in our homes and cars and offices - it has moved beyond our garbage bins and can be found littered on our city streets...

Oceans Will Contain More Plastic Than Fish By 2050

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.13.2016 | Science

In case you need further evidence that mankind is doing a remarkable job of destroying the planet, consider this: If we continue our ways, the world's...

Chik-fil-A Full of It: Styrene is not Green

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.19.2016 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Has the Chik-fil-A "We make Benches out of our Styrofoam cups" ad appeared on your social media yet? When it hit mine, I had to respond to Chik-Fil-A publicly so they don't get away with this misleading polystyrene propaganda.

Great Lakes Triumph as Microbead-Free Waters Act Signed into Law

Roger Germann | Posted 12.31.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

The banning of microbeads is incredible news for the Great Lakes' future. Within these five bodies of water, 80 percent of all pollution is from plastics - be it microbeads or plastic water bottles.

This Genius Bucket Sucks Trash And Oil Right Out Of The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.13.2016 | Science

Two Australian surfers have quit their jobs and come up with a brilliant solution to combat the millions of tons of trash in our oceans. Andrew Turton...

How Tomorrowland Trashed Today

Colette Brooks | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Colette Brooks

As a child of the sixties growing up in Los Angeles, I remember being mesmerized by the GE Carousel of Progress, an attraction in the heart of Tomorro...

Should Santa Be Replaced?

Sharon McCarthy | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Sharon McCarthy

What gifts would Mother Earth bring? Experiences. Unlike a plastic toy that will be broken by April, in landfill by May, an experience will be remembered and replayed again and again, a legacy to your children and our planet that just may outlast all of us.