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Plastic Pollution

Arctic Norway Expedition: What Really Matters?

Jess Ly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Jess Ly

Even though I was so far from home, without many of the modern conveniences I am used to, I was completely in touch with the greatest experience of all -- my inner riches.

Sea of Japan Becoming a Dumping Ground for Trash From China and South Korea

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Jeb Harrison

What is the more important issue here: cleaning up the sea and making sure it isn't polluted further or changing its name?

This Heartbreaking (And Graphic) Video Will Make You Rethink That Plastic Straw

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.18.2015 | Green

The next time you reach for a straw to pop into your iced coffee, think of the turtle in the video below. A team of researchers was looking for t...

Open Letter to Adidas: Walk the Talk

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Adidas, I am a fan, so I write to you out of love. I grew up with your stripes on my feet singing Run DMC's "My Adidas!" I am also an environmental attorney with an expertise in plastic pollution, so I write to you out of my concern for the oceans.

Ocean Racers Sound Alarm About Sea Pollution

Tim Wendel | Posted 07.06.2015 | Green
Tim Wendel

Perhaps the biggest ripple to come from this year's Volvo Ocean Race will be the alarm that participants and race organizers sounded about the state of the oceans. Our Seven Seas are in bad shape and few know that better than those who just raced across those waters.

Hawaii Just Became The First State To Ban Plastic Bags At Grocery Checkouts

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

As of Wednesday, grocery stores across the entire state of Hawaii are banned from distributing plastic bags. The City and County of Honolulu -- whi...

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.

Kate Sheppard

A Little Good News About The Awful Amount Of Plastic In The Ocean

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green

CASCAIS, Portugal -- Giant patches of garbage floating in the ocean have received a lot of press in recent years. But they're just the tip of the prov...

Photo Of Drowned Sea Turtle Reminds Us All To Clean Up After Ourselves

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green

Ocean conservationist and photographer Juan Oliphant was diving in water off Oahu's North Shore when he and his group stumbled on a startling discover...

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.

Plastic Pollution: A Social Justice Perspective

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

We all have different tools in out tool boxes that we can use to fight the power of corporations that place short-term profit over the long-term health and well-being of people and the planet. The time is NOW to use all that we have to stop plastic pollution.

Blue Vision: Find Your Inner Fish

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The dying seas are an economic issue as well as a survival issue, and the corporate leaders of Legal Sea Foods and Taylor Shellfish of Washington will be speaking at the summit about preserving our fish stocks.

Arizona Lawmakers Forbid Cities From Enacting Plastic Bag Bans

AP | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Vexed by the litter caught in cactus and shrubs, one Arizona city banned plastic bags on Earth Day last year. Two others considered s...

Don't Forget the Ocean This Earth Day

Andreas Merkl | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

On April 22, 1970, the environmental movement was born when as many as 20 million Americans took to the streets to put the health of the planet front and center on the nation's political agenda.

Why you Should See the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

MAJR | Posted 06.14.2015 | College
MAJR

We were in the middle of the North Pacific with no land in sight, hunting for garbage. One of the crew spotted a bigger object that we harpooned to bring on board. It was a floating tire, and by the amount of algae and rust on it, it had been out here a long time.

Meet Rajeesh, The Man Who Has To Live With Our Plastic Pollution

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green

Imagine if you were confronted with overwhelming plastic pollution every single day. That's life for Rajeesh, the supervisor and resident of Thila...

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,...

Animals At 'Gunpoint' Posters Will Make You Rethink Your Next Purchase

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green

Surfrider Foundation Europe has a simple message about consumer culture: "You buy, the sea pays." That's the motto behind a new ad campaign to com...

Here's How Your Toothpaste Might Be Killing Coral

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

Microbeads might work to scrub us clean, but the tiny pieces of plastic found in some face wash, soap and toothpaste products can wreak havoc on coral...

The Inventor Of Keurig K-Cups Is Feeling Pretty Guilty Right Now

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

If your morning routine involves popping a pod into your trusty Keurig coffeemaker, contemplate this: Not only are K-Cups destroying the environment, ...

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

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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...

Sledageddon: Plastic Sled Mess of Central Park

Chana Widawski | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Chana Widawski

It was a warzone. A plastic battlefield. Shards of plastic were strewn about, peppering the snow-covered slopes with colorful bits of rubble, edges sharp as knives. Debris of all shapes and sizes in scattered piles atop the hill overlooked the shattered wreckage down below. It was a plastic wasteland.

Plastic: It's What's for Dinner

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

If it hasn't been incinerated, every piece of plastic ever produced is still with us. There is no time for any species to biologically adapt to cope with plastic, including us. We have to make an effort to culturally evolve with way less plastic.

Bad Trash to Good Cash: Solutions for Recycling, Repurposing, and Profiting From Modern-day Waste

Peter Neill | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Without substantive recycling, in these ways or others, we perpetuate waste. Waste is excess. Excess is pollution. Pollution dirties our air, corrupts our land, fouls our water, poisons our ocean, and diminishes our future.

2015 Climate Change Forecast

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I'm pretty sure that Inhofe must be reading different news feeds than I am, otherwise, how could he fail to be as concerned as I am? Below are some of my top anxieties, not necessarily in order of my angst: