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UN Clean Seas Campaign Aims to Eliminate Ocean Plastic

Dell Computers and a cast of celebrities have joined UNEP’s “Clean Seas Campaign” in a bid to eliminate ocean plastic.

The ocean currents and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

EarthTalk: Ocean Debris

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Recent news coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 reminded us all again of how much debris, including plastic, is in our oceans. To what extent is this a real problem that threatens ocean or human health?       …

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Garbage, especially plastic waste, chokes our oceans and alters marine habitats

Plastic Waste in Our Oceans: Problems and Solutions

One of the unexpected corollaries of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been the increase in public awareness about the tons of garbage that litter our oceans. In the first few weeks after the March 8 disappearance of the passenger jet, searchers scoured huge swaths of the Indian Ocean, and found nothing but garbage. In the process of looking for wreckage from the…

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Environmental News Wrap

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The only Socialist Party member in the US Congress is Bernie Sanders; in this article by Senator Sanders he argues for a revamping of our energy infrastructure. The Christian Science Monitor covers the “Great Electric Car Race of 2010.” In a BBC News article the…

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Scripps Institute of Oceanography on Expedition to Study the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Links to an article about Scripps Oceanic Institute research on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch