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Each foot of coastline contains five bags of plastic, say scientists

For the first time the scale of the problem has been quantified<p>More plastic is now dumped in oceans and seas annually than was produced globally each year in the 1960s, new figures show.<p>Each foot of coastline in countries including Britain now contains on average the equivalent of five shopping …

Mediterranean Sea 'accumulating zone of plastic debris'

<b>Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.</b><p>A survey found around one thousand tonnes of plastic floating on the surface, mainly fragments of bottles, bags and wrappings.<p>The Mediterranean Sea's biological richness and economic importance means plastic …

Pollution

Should Plastics Be Labeled “Hazardous” to Reduce Ocean Pollution?

Changing Planet<p>With packaging holding in place nearly all of our consumer desires, slow decomposition rates, and swirling debris fields the size of Texas in our oceans – it seems plastic isn’t going anywhere fast. A recent Comment piece in <i>Nature</i> by authors Chelsea Rochman at UC Davis and Mark …

22+ Heartbreaking Photos Of Pollution That Will Inspire You To Recycle

20 million Americans mobilized on April 22, 1970; 30 years later, that number was up to 200 million citizens of the Earth. What was the cause that …

Washed Up installation makes an environmental statement by creating art from ocean pollution

A nation of hypocrites

Instead of demanding for a leader of high morals and integrity, what we need is to become people of high morals and integrity ourselves.<p>COMMENT<p>I …

A Brewing Problem

What's the healthiest way to keep everyone caffeinated?<p>“I don't have one. They're kind of expensive to use,” John Sylvan told me frankly, of Keurig K-Cups, the single-serve brewing pods that have fundamentally changed the coffee experience in recent years. “Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough …

Entire Island Of Trash Is A Horrifying Tribute To Our Wastefulness

Welcome to trash paradise. Situated in Maldives, this artificial island is literally a big dump in the middle of the ocean. With 300 to 400 tons of …

New study finds Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution

One creature’s trash may be another creature’s lunch, according to new research out of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, which suggests …

Pollution

The ghost nets trapping the ocean's rare and delicate creatures: Horrific photos reveal turtles, seals, sharks and birds caught in abandoned fishing gear

• <b>A global campaign has started to raise awareness about abandoned fishing gear in the oceans which kill animals</b>• <b><br>Shocking pictures have emerged of</b> …

Turtles

Yes, Richer Countries Produce More Waste. But Do They Have To? 

Photo by Timothy Krause/FlickrWhen it’s garbage day in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, you won’t see abandoned trash bags on the streets waiting for …

Sustainability

Could You Give Up Plastic Bags for One Year?

It might seem a strange commitment to make – forgo plastic bags for 12 months. They are not obvious guilty pleasure like chocolate or donuts. But …

Using drones to hunt for the oceans’ plastic pollution

The project sounds ambitious: Spend 300 days aboard a state-of-the-art yacht studying the impact of plastic pollution on yet-uncharted areas of the …

Pollution

Photographer Captures Heartbreaking Images of a What It's Like to Dive in an Ocean of Plastic - One Green Planet

Think about your typical day. How much plastic disposable plastic do you use? Maybe you grab a water bottle or juice in the morning, get a plastic …

Mystery Of Mass Japanese Dolphin Deaths Trigger Earthquake Speculation

A mass beaching of up to 150 dolphins on the Japanese coast has fuelled fears a powerful earthquake could be imminent.<p>Frantic efforts to save the …

Guarding the last male northern white rhino on Earth

Sudan the rhino and 2 females of his subspecies are under constant surveillance in Kenya, but it may not be enough to save the creatures from …