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Captain Charles Moore

Ocean Plastic Estimated at 5.25 Trillion Pieces -- But Where's the Rest?

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Given that we produce 300 million tons of plastic every year and the National Academy of Sciences estimates 0.1 percent of it ends up in the ocean, researcher Marcus Erikson says he knows there's more. Way more.

Plastic: Environmental Enemy #2

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

With ghost nets, the carnage is repeated over and over again -- sinking when heavy with dead marine life, but once it has decomposed, the nets float back up to the surface, and the grisly process is repeated.

TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch Videos Document Plastic Pollution Crisis and Solutions

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive area of plastic waste fragments collected by the swirling natural currents of the Pacific, is a real eye-op...

Our Environment, Our Health and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (AUDIO)

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

Yes, the BP situation is horrific. But is it much different than each of us killing the ocean, the animals, and our own bodies a little bit every day?

Captain Moore Explores the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

Captain Moore discovered the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch, and he is continuing his research on a 4 month journey. His most recent update will shock you.

Captain Moore's Journey to the Accumulation Zone: An Update

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

Captain Moore is helping us understand that the rapid rise in global plastic production is leading to a rise in plastic pollution and its devastating effects on our oceans and our lives.

Plankton Bloom And A Scary Midnight At Sea

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

On June 10, Captain Charles Moore set off for the first leg of a four month expedition from California to past the Northern Hawaiian Islands to test for plastic marine debris.

Of Plankton and Plastic in the Pacific

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting emails directly from Captain Moore so we can follow his journey to test for plastic marine debris to better understand what we are doing to our oceans.

E-Mails From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting emails directly from Captain Moore so we can follow his journey and better understand that the rapid rise in global plastic production is leading to a rise in plastic pollution and to devastating effects on our oceans and our lives.