Cassandra Dickinson

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The Earth Could Become a "Plastic Planet"

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Ian Stark</b><p>Plastic will cover an increasing amount of the Earth's surface by mid-century, while steadily mixing into the ground and oceans, researchers from the University of Leicester, UK report.<p>A new study, "The geological cycle of plastics and their …

SURFER Disapproved: More Plastic Than Fish in Sea by 2050 - Don't toss that plastic water bottle just yet

Nemo, have mercy. Photo: TIMEA recent study conducted by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and published by World Economic Forum has a startling …

Stunning Infographic Shows How Our Plastic Habit Impacts the Ocean and Marine Animals

Plastic has become one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet. In the past few decades alone, we have increased the amount of plastic in …

Green Living

What This Polar Bear With a Plastic Bag in His Mouth Tells Us About the Cost of Our Convenience

It’s time for us to face up to our problem with plastic, Green Monsters … because the planet and its inhabitants simply can’t take it anymore. Our …

Pollution

Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …