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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg left office in 2013, but his plan to ban styrofoam is finally coming to fruition. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced Thursday that stores, food service establishments and manufacturers won’t be able to possess, sell or offer single...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
A major new study of the world's oceans has reached a shocking conclusion: Thanks to humans, there are now over 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing more than 250,000 tons, floating in water around the world. With a global population of about 7.2 billion, that's nearly 700 pie...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
In the Pacific Ocean, four ocean currents merge to form the North Pacific gyre, also known as the North Pacific Subtropical High, which spans the western US to Japan, and Hawaii to California. This enormous rotating vortex has collected floating garbage from across the Pacific, but much of the debri...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
According to a new study, 99% of plastic waste that enters the ocean cannot be located. While initially hearing that there's less plastic in the ocean than we believed sounds like great news, it's actually a frightening prospect. After all, if the plastic isn't in the ocean ... where is it going?! ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Earth now has five or six major ocean garbage patches, and new research suggests they'll continue growing for 'at least the next thousand years.' After a yacht captain stumbled across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the late 1990s, scientists soon began finding similar patches of plast...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
For the first time in the history of human exploration, scientists have found litter is now arriving before man himself.A 10-year large-scale seafloor survey off the European coast has found the widespread presence of bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human litter at all sa...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Thirteen-year-old Adam Mendoza wants everyone to listen to the ocean. "It's calling for our help," said the South El Monte resident. The Monte Vista Elementary eighth-grader's simple drawing of a kid holding a shell and a talk bubble that says 'LISTEN' won a contest held by The Malibu Foundation f...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Body of a dead humpback whale is seen in Omonville-la-Rogue, north-west France, a rare species to the Channel. A French fishermen brought the whale back in his nets, saying that it was already dead when it was caught in the nets. Entanglement in plastic bags and fishing gear have long been identifie...
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