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

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8 mentions2 months 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 ...

Mollusk graveyards are time machines to oceans' pristine past

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3 mentions2 months 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 ...

Video captures moment plastic enters food chain

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39 mentions1 month 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 ...

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

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33 mentions2 months ago
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Kenya Joins Growing Fight Against Plastic Pollution

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13 mentions1 month 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 ...

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

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3 mentions1 month 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 ...

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

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7 mentions1 month 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 ...

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

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7 mentions2 months 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 mentions2 months 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 ...

UN takes aim at 'wasteful' plastics in oceans

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8 mentions2 months 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 ...

The oceans are churning towards a warm, fishless future

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5 mentions2 months 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 ...

Straw Wars: The Fight to Rid the Oceans of Discarded Plastic

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24 mentions2 weeks ago
Of the eight million tons of plastic trash that flow every year into the world’s oceans, the plastic drinking straw is surely not a top contributor to all that tonnage.

Microplastics in Oceans Outnumber Stars in Our Galaxy by 500 Times

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8 mentions2 months 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 ...

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

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14 mentions2 months 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 month 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 – ...

London's Newest Sculpture Is Seabirds Vomiting Plastic

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29 mentions4 weeks ago
In the near future, taking a dip in the ocean could be more like thrashing in the ball pit at McDonald’s. A conservative estimate puts more than 5 trillion pieces ...

Litter is present throughout the world's oceans: 1,220 species affected

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5 mentions4 weeks ago
Where is marine litter concentrated, and which species and ecosystems does it affect? Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have for the first time compiled all scientific data published on ...

Once unthinkable, now common: Seabirds ingesting plastic

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5 mentions4 weeks 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 ...