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Waste-Free Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Can we stop just throwing that plastic away? Can we convert that coastal trash and plastic island in the Pacific from a problem to a solution? Can we imagine and sustain a waste-free ocean?

SoBe Ad Campaign Takes Environmental Ignorance To A New Level

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

You know how online ads are supposed to know exactly what you want to see and buy? Well online ads don’t know Stiv Wilson. The communications di...

Innovation Earth: Is Zeoform The Plastic Of The Future?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm outside on a Sunday afternoon writing this column, so ostensibly I should be enjoying the cloudless blue sky and soft breeze as it whispers throug...

Lynne Peeples

Japan Tsunami Anniversary: Could Tiny Bits Of Plastic In The Ocean Threaten Our Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

One year after a massive tsunami ravaged the east coast of Japan, much attention is focused on the bottles, refrigerators and other debris washed out ...

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...

PHOTOS: When Plastic Meets Ocean

Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

Captain Charles Moore had an unexpected discovery in 1997. Traveling between Hawaii and California, Moore is said to be the first to document what bec...

Oceans Awash: 5 Wins and 5 Losses in 2010

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

This year, President Obama issued an executive order to implement conservation-based management of our public seas, while marine researchers discovered an area in the Pacific containing 40 times more plastic than plankton.

12 Connections Between Oil Spills and Plastic Pollution

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Both oil spills and plastic pollution kill ocean wildlife in obvious, quick ways and slow, insidious ways.

Day 36 of Algalita's Oceanographic Research Vessel Expedition: A Letter From Captain Charles Moore

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

The schooling fish in the deep ocean are practically gone. We have only caught one tuna in over a month of fishing.

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.

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.