Tag: ocean

19-Year-Old Has Plans To Clean The Entire Pacific Ocean

By now, most people are at least loosely familiar with the Great Pacific Plastic Gyre, which is the accumulation of approximately 100 million tons of plastic garbage that has been discarded into water ways, and found it’s way into a

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The North Pacific Plastic Gyre Contains At Least 100 Million Tons Of Garbage

When you throw away plastic, chances are it ends up in the Pacific Ocean plastic patch, where it breaks into small pieces for birds and fish to eat. If you eat fish…there is a good chance you are consuming harmful chemicals found in plastic.

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Obama Plans World’s Largest Protected Marine Area

Article From The New York TImes – By Coral Davenport WASHINGTON — In an effort to protect diverse habitats of coral reefs, whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and numerous fish species from commercial fishing and other activities, President Obama announced

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Congressman Introduces Legislation to Ban Use of Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics

There is a dirty little secret in your personal hygiene products.  Did you know that those little exfoliating beads that are in your daily face wash and other personal care products are little pieces of synthetic plastic that slip through

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