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Ocean Trash

Sea Shepherd Spearheads Cleaning Up the Oceans

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

For every problem there are at least three solutions. Let me tell you of one very exciting solution that's turning ocean plastic into fashion and making a difference.

These Fishermen Make Chairs From Garbage They Find While Out At Sea

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

Most of us know there are unfortunate amounts of plastic floating about in the world's oceans and that the ubiquitous substance is even making its way...

This Ocean Art Is Beautiful And Horrifying At The Same Time

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

They’re beautiful from a distance -- and appalling upon closer inspection. A styrofoam coral reef, a water bottle jelly fish and a plastic whale ...

How To Solve The Plastic Pollution Problem And Poverty At The Same Time

Mother Nature Network | Starre Vartan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network: It's beyond sobering and bordering on infuriating: Almost every piece of plastic ever made...

Alissa Scheller

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. W...

Search for Missing Plane Distracts From Bigger Environmental Concerns

David Dietz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
David Dietz

With each potential discovery our hopes were raised only for the authorities and the media to casually inform us the debris or oil slicks were not from a plane but sea trash and oil slicks. The media's nonchalance and our societal indifference is hardly surprising but astoundingly scary.

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...

The Latest on Microbes: New Insights Into the Life Lived on the Wee Small

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Microbes, they get a bad rap. But not all microbes are bad news. A couple new papers shed light on the latest good news on the microbial front.

Top 10 Items Found During The 2012 Coastal Cleanup

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green

The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington D.C.-based environmental organization, released its 2012 list of trash collected during its International Coastal ...

Cooperation Key in Dealing with Tsunami Debris

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

As more than a million tons of trash and debris from last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan float toward the West Coast, everyone's worried about what it will mean for the region's beaches and public health.

Centuries-Old Trash Blankets Sydney Harbor

Posted 06.24.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Sydney Harbor is one of the world's most picturesque seaports, renowned for both its natural beauty ...

(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...

Is The Ocean More Trashed Than We Thought?

Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor: An oceanographer who noticed a disappearing act in which the surface of the ocean went from confetti...

2011 Coastal Cleanup Effort Collects 9 Million Pounds Of Garbage

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volunteers around the world collected nearly 9 million pounds of cigarettes, bottles and other trash during a coastal cleanup c...

WATCH: 25 Million Tons Of Japan Tsunami Debris Headed Directly Our Way

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

At this very moment, up to 25 million tons of debris--occupying an area roughly the size of California--is a on a collision course for the North Ameri...

Too Valuable to Toss: Why We Should Partner With Industry to Eliminate Ocean Trash

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
Vikki N. Spruill

The biggest challenge we face in saving our ocean is that so many of the threats are beneath the ocean's surface, literally out of sight and out of mind.

Ocean Trash Is No Picnic

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

The 166 million pieces of trash recorded during Cleanups have given us an invaluable snapshot of ocean trash.

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...