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Ocean Debris

Why One Artist Is Making Marine Life Mosaics Out Of Our Trash

Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

Last year, the Ocean Conservancy's coastal clean-up project collected more than 3.5 million pounds of trash from America's beaches in one day. For...

A Labor Day Weekend How-to-Help-Save-the Ocean Video

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

For many Americans, Labor Day Weekend is traditionally the last one for a romp in oceans. Plastic should be on their minds. Study after study shows that we have a real plastic problem in our oceans.

Ocean Plastic's Impact on Wild Sea Turtles

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Our plastic footprint is on remote beaches, in isolated patches of ocean and in the stomachs of wild endangered animals. But there's nothing convenient about our future with plastic. We have a lot of work to do to reverse this mess.

(Not So) Great Pacific Garbage Patch

AP | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An increase in plastic debris floating in a zone between Hawaii and California is changing the environment of at least one marine c...

Garbage Unfortunately Never Looked So Good

Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts

"Soup" is a term to describe the layer of plastic garbage suspended in the ocean. Yummy. Mandy Barker's photo series uses real debris collected fr...

Plastic Trash Collects In Atlantic Ocean, Comparable To Great Pacific Garbage Patch

BBC News | Victoria Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists have discovered an area of the North Atlantic Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The region is said to compare with the well-document...