Elizabeth Grimberg

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Mythbuster: The Truth about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Captain Moore, posing with a water sample taken from the Great Garbage Patch. Courtesy of Algalita Marine Research Foundation.<p>From above the Pacific …

20 Year Old Claims He Can Rid the World's Oceans of Plastic

Last June, an intrepid teenaged environmentalist made headlines after developing The Ocean Cleanup, described as the "world's first feasible concept …

Pollution

Trash Free Seas

Fighting for Trash Free Seas®<p>Have you ever walked along a beautiful beach and been surprised to find a piece of plastic at your feet? You might be …

The Secret To Ending Plastic Waste And Its Devastating Impacts

New report shows that the cost of waste exceeds entire profits of the plastics industry. Here's what can be done.<p>DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- The world is being choked by discarded plastic packaging, but until now very little has been done about it.<p>That could all be about to change following …

Plastic-eating worms may offer solution to mounting waste, Stanford researchers discover

September 29, 2015<p>An ongoing study by Stanford engineers, in collaboration with researchers in China, shows that common mealworms can safely …

Pollution

165 Million Plastic Particles Are Floating in Waters Surrounding New York City

By NY/NJ Baykeeper<p>NY/NJ Baykeeper has released the results from a plastic collection study detailing the sizes, types and concentrations of plastic …

About 20 geese cleaned after oil spill in Potomac, released back to the river

About 20 Canada geese were released Monday after a rescue group helped clean them following an oil spill last month in the Potomac River.<p>The Delaware-based Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research group retrieved about 60 waterfowl that were taken out of the Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary, which feeds …

California oil spill: State of emergency declared, up to 105,000 gallons leaked

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over Tuesday's oil spill off the Santa Barbara County coast. It follows news that up to …

Breached pipeline spills up to 50,000 gallons of oil into Yellowstone River

A breached oil pipeline in Montana has spilled as many as 50,000 gallons of crude oil in and around the Yellowstone River, according to the state. …

Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 | Summary Facts

<b>Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010</b>, also called <b>Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2010</b>, largest marine oil spill in history, caused by an April 20, 2010, …

Oil giant says area is making a rapid recovery but evidence mounts that wildlife is still struggling to rebound, five years after Deepwater Horizon spill<p>In the run-up to the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill this April, BP is ramping up its effort to convince consumers that life …

Gulf Coast

Paving over rivers in cities could be causing a major pollution problem

No trace of Sunfish Creek exists today. It was piped or paved over in the 19th century to make way for new development, or to contain flooding and disease. Now, it's just one of hundreds of the city's waterways that were erased or culverted at that time.<p>New York is not unusual in this regard. …

The Ocean Is Contaminated By Trillions More Pieces Of Plastic Than Thought

New research shows that the plastic problem is growing, but the full impact on marine life remains unknown.<p>Read more on TakePart

New Study Reveals the Best Way to Clean Up Plastic From the Ocean

Source: Pacific Standard/Nathan Collins<br>There is a lot of trash in the world’s oceans—everything from stray fishing line to abandoned boats, often …

A new report released at Davos highlights some startling facts about the huge environmental and resource impacts of a fast growing plastics industry<p>The world of plastics is in drastic need of reform. This is the conclusion of a new report released at Davos by the World Economics Forum, the Ellen …

Pollution

We’re dumping the equivalent of one garbage truck’s load into the ocean every minute: Soon there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean

Asha Parker<p>January 28, 2016 2:58pm (UTC)<p>A report recently released by the World Economic Forum contained a sobering statistic: By 2050 the world's oceans will contain more plastic than fish.<p>That's right — plastic production has increased tremendously in the past 50 years and will double in the next …

6 gadgets that clean the world's oceans

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>In grade school, most children learn about the fragility of our ocean ecosystems. Despite this, the world's vast waters have become a de facto dumping ground for toxic chemicals, agricultural runoff and plastic trash. With ocean pollution at an all-time high, the question of how to …

Gear & Gadgets

The oceans face a scary new threat: plastic-filled plankton poop

The harmful effects of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans are well documented, but there’s a new angle to the risks that is just now getting …

Pollution

A pipeline ruptured on the California coastline and leaked 21,000 gallons of oil into the ocean

The pipeline, which runs parallel to Highway 101 near Santa Barbara, left a slick extending about four miles (6.4 km) along Refugio State Beach, extending about 50 yards (46 meters) into the water, Petty Officer Andrea Anderson of the Coast Guard said.<p>Anderson said the company responsible for the …

Burst pipeline spills 21,000 gallons of oil into ocean off California

Cleanup crews fanned out Wednesday along a stretch of scenic California coastline stained by thousands of gallons of crude oil that spilled from a broken pipe and flowed into the Pacific Ocean.<p>Workers from an environmental cleanup company strapped on boots and gloves and picked up shovels and rakes …

Ocean-friendly Seabin sucks up surrounding sea trash

Dreamt up by two Australian surfers who had grown tired of taking to the local waters amid floating plastic and rubbish, the Seabin is basically a …

How Does Oil Get into the Ocean?

Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. A 2003 report from the National Academy of Sciences estimates 3% of the oil …

Shocking report about Karnataka's drainage including chemical waste being dumped into Tamilnadu

Chinese River Runs Bright Red After Chemical Dumping

Plastic In Oceans Will Outweigh Fish By 2050

We know that the oceans are warming and becoming increasingly acidic as we continue to pump more and more CO2 into the atmosphere. But they also face …

5 countries dump more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world combined

Worse yet, the filth floating on the surface accounts for only 5 percent of all the plastic trash dumped into the sea. According to Ocean Conservancy, a US environmental nonprofit, the other 95 percent is submerged beneath, where it strangles underwater creatures and wrecks the aquatic ecosystem.<p>It …

We're dumping the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute — and it's going to reach a critical point by 2050

Now she is warning that there will be more waste plastic in the sea than fish by 2050, unless the industry cleans up its act.<p>According to a new Ellen MacArthur Foundation report launched at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, new plastics will consume 20% of all oil production within 35 years, up …

California to be first US state to ban single-use plastic bags

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - California Governor Jerry Brown said late on Thursday that he would approve a ban on single-use plastic bags, in what would make …