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Mollusk graveyards are time machines to oceans' pristine past

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
A University of Florida study shows that mollusk fossils provide a reliable measure of human-driven changes in marine ecosystems and shifts in ocean biodiversity across time and space. Collecting data ...

Once unthinkable, now common: Seabirds ingesting plastic

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4 mentions2 hours ago
This sculpture shows a scene that was once unthinkable – seabirds ingesting vast quantities of plastic. With nine in every ten seabirds now having plastic in their stomachs it has ...

Our seas have become a plastic graveyard

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5 mentions1 month ago
When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous. The crew had just one ...

UN takes aim at 'wasteful' plastics in oceans

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8 mentions1 month ago
Under fire are microplastics in cosmetics and single-use plastics, such as water bottles and plastic bags, with the UN calling their use "wasteful" and "excessive". The announcement comes as Sky's ...

Invisible plastic particles from textiles and tyres a major source of ocean pollution

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8 mentions1 month ago
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 Tiny plastic particles washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tyres could contribute up to 30% of the ‘plastic soup’ polluting the world’s oceans ...

Video captures moment plastic enters food chain

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39 mentions2 weeks ago
A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that waste plastic ...

Kenya Joins Growing Fight Against Plastic Pollution

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13 mentions6 days ago
Kenya just became the latest country to ban plastic bags. According to Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, "The ministry has banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags ...

Supermarkets urged to create plastic-free aisle in every store

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10 mentions1 month ago
Supermarkets are being urged to create a plastic-free aisle in every store to prevent tons of waste packaging ending up in the world’s oceans. Around 300 million tons of plastic ...

Microplastics in Oceans Outnumber Stars in Our Galaxy by 500 Times

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8 mentions4 weeks ago
The United Nations is "declaring war" on the biggest sources of planetary pollution—ocean plastic. On Thursday, the intergovernmental organization's environment program (UNEP) launched its #CleanSeas campaign at the World Ocean ...

Cassava carrier bags: Indonesian entrepreneur tackles plastic scourge

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4 mentions2 months ago
From bags washing up on Bali's beaches to food packaging scattered across roads and clogging waterways in cities, Indonesia is facing a plastic waste crisis driven by years of rapid ...

Microfibers are a source of ingestible plastic worse than already-banned microbeads

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6 mentions1 month ago
Get Unlimited Digital Access Your first month is less than a dollar. $0.99 for first 4 weeks Subscribe Now They come out of your fleece every time you do a ...

Oceans for fish, not plastic

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8 mentions1 month ago
Douglas Broderick UN resident coordinator in Indonesia Jakarta | Tue, February 7, 2017 | 08:03 am Marine plastic debris has moved up high on the international environmental agenda — and ...

Microplastics in our environment: A conversation with Odile Madden, Smithsonian plastics scientist

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3 mentions5 days ago
By Sarah Puschmann Odile Madden knows a lot about plastic. A materials scientist with the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, she has spent the past eight years studying plastics artifacts in ...

Biggest ever nurdle hunt tackles plastic pollution

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8 mentions2 months ago
Nurdles, which are used in the manufacturing industry, are melted down to make almost all of our plastic products, such as phone covers, toy dolls - even spacecraft cables. But ...

Our Plastic Universe: A Closer Look at Microbeads

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6 mentions2 months ago
By Emily DiFrisco The images are shimmering and metallic—like minerals found in nature. But the subject of Erica DiGiovanni’s photographs is actually synthetic: plastic microbeads from common personal care products ...

Johnson & Johnson ditch plastic cotton buds to save oceans

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5 mentions1 month ago
Cotton buds made by the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson will no longer have plastic handles to prevent toxic waste reaching waterways and seas. Plastic cotton buds are the number ...

Millions of single-use plastic soft drink bottles sold every year, report shows

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7 mentions1 week ago
More than two million tonnes of throwaway plastic soft drinks bottles are sold each year, with only a small proportion made from recycled materials, research reveals. A survey by Greenpeace ...

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

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14 mentions1 month ago
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", conservationists warn. Microplastics from tyres and textiles are a bigger source of marine pollution than ...

Sea changes: The ‘interesting times’ facing European fisheries

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3 mentions1 week ago
By: Erik Lindebo Calm seas or stormy waters? Well, we are only three months into 2017 and, for a number of reasons, it's already looking like a tumultuous year – ...

A Firsthand Account of Indonesian Plastic Pollution

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3 mentions1 month ago
Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Adventure Scientists Marketing Manager Victoria Ortiz interviewed their Microplastics Principal Investigator ...

Every Decade the Amount of Plastic We Produce Doubles! Learn How to Stop This NOW

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7 mentions4 weeks ago
Not a day goes by in our life that we don’t interact with plastic. This material is in objects that many of us cannot go a day without, such as ...

Why You Should Never Sip From a Plastic Straw Again

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
Entourage, has launched a campaign to reduce the amount of single-use plastic usage in this country in order to protect and save marine wildlife and the environment. Plastic drinking straws ...

The oceans are churning towards a warm, fishless future

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5 mentions4 weeks ago
Seafood is a critical protein source for more than 2.5 billion people worldwide, but decades of overfishing have decimated fish populations, while warming waters have pushed species into new territory ...

India just banned all forms of disposable plastic in its capital

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30 mentions1 month ago
India’s capital city Delhi has introduced a ban on disposable plastic. Cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic were prohibited by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). There is ...

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen. Here’s Why That’s a Big Problem

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33 mentions4 weeks ago
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