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Hitching a Ride on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Hawaiian (left), Indo-Pacific (right), and hybrid (center) sergeant species . Photo courtesy of Keoki Stender<p>But how did this little fish make it …

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

The planet’s seas are choking on our junk: Soda bottles, plastic bags and tons of cigarette butts. Distant spots in the ocean — called garbage gyres — have become vortexes where humanity’s trash bobs atop the water for miles on end.<p>Worse yet, the filth floating on the surface accounts for only 5 …

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 …

These Are the Most Dangerous Kinds of Plastic Polluting the Ocean

We’ve all seen the photos: turtles with plastic rings around their shells, seals with fishing lines carving deep gashes into their necks, and …

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

From supermarket bags to CDs, man-made waste has contaminated the entire globe, and become a marker of a new geological epoch<p>Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in …

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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 …

Pollution