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Stiv J. Wilson

Entries by Stiv J. Wilson

In Defense of Plastic Bag Bans

(23) Comments | Posted December 29, 2011 | 3:52 PM

Photo by Anneke Ayers

Following is a response piece to Marc Gunther's recent article, In Defense of the Plastic Bag.

Full disclosure: I'm a journalist turned activist who works for a nonprofit called The 5 Gyres Institute founded...

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Never Before Studied Gyre: Researchers Find Plastic in the South Pacific Too

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2011 | 8:54 PM

(Anna Cummins of The 5 Gyres Institute picks out a larger piece of plastic from the ocean. All the small specs of white are micro-fragmented plastic some 2,000 miles out to sea. image credit: Stiv Wilson/
As the world is slowly waking...

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Dead Plastic Filled Birds (Video): Artist Chris Jordan's New Mission to Midway Island

(6) Comments | Posted July 9, 2010 | 12:05 PM

Last year, artist Chris Jordan journeyed to Midway Atoll, one of the most remote wildlife refuges on earth to document plastic pollution and it's affects on wildlife. What he found was disturbing. Thousands of dead baby albatrosses whose deaths were caused by plastic ingestion and dehydration.


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Shocking: The Most Disturbing Plastic Pollution Video You've Ever Seen (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 2:48 PM

There is a growing chorus of activists united around solving the plastic pollution problem in our oceans. To date, visual evidence of the problem is scant on the web and statistics and white papers are hard for the general public to embrace. But thanks the work of artists like

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Atlantic Garbage Patch (PHOTOS)

(124) Comments | Posted April 16, 2010 | 8:04 AM

LONGBEACH, CA -- In January and February of this year a team of scientists, researchers, artists and journalists traveled to The North Atlantic Gyre in an area of the ocean known as the Sargasso Sea. It is the aim of The 5 Gyres Project (which I help with...

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How Toxic are Fish Supplements?

(12) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 11:32 AM


Known for it's Omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil has become a popular supplement for helping with high cholesterol, weight loss, immunity, AIDS, Diabetes, ulcers and many more. Despite the pill's popularity, the supplements also carry another ingredient: toxins from the ocean that are...

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Greetings from the North Atlantic Garbage Patch

(11) Comments | Posted February 14, 2010 | 2:23 PM

By now most of the environmentally conscious are aware of the giant swirling garbage gyre in the North Pacific, originally discovered in 1997 by Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. Moore first published on his travels in to the North Pacific Gyre in 1999, though the...

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