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Plastic Pollution

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
Inverse

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.

Sea Turtle With A Lodged Fork Is Exactly Why We Need To Recycle

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 12.17.2015 | Science

You better think twice next time you carelessly toss your plastic utensils after lunch -- you never know where they could end up. For this sea tur...

Recycling Connects With Fashion, Quality and Design

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

The concept of the brand came after the birth of my son, Alfredo (the company is named after him) when I was reflecting upon the world we would leave to the next generation, and my frustration with the excessive use of the World's natural resources.

Tragically Beautiful Exhibit Shows How Our Oceans Suffer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.02.2015 | Arts

In Hawaii, "Never turn your back on the ocean" is a common adage -- a warning for anyone who visits the beach. But when Sophie Thomas, a London-based ...

Pro Surfer Stops Sea Monster from Reaching Beach

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Ocean Trash is a modern day, scientifically documented Sea Monster. The photos are not fuzzy. Anyone with a camera can capture images of this beast o...

New York City's Microbead Moment

John F. Calvelli | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Microbeads are so small, often measuring at a millimeter or smaller, that many wastewater treatment plants are not able to filter them out. Thus, microbeads make it through the treatment plants and into our waterways.

Pope Francis and the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The Pope has been especially clear and vocal about his views of climate change as a real, pervasive, and devastating factor in today's world and that our understanding and response to the problem is essential to the future survival of all people worldwide.