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Grocery Retailers Need To Address the Problem of Single-Use Plastic

Greenpeace launches its “Break Free From Plastic” movement to raise awareness about single-use plastics, ocean health, and ways to reduce plastic pollution

The beauty of the ocean hides within it troubling secrets, such as a decrease in oxygen levels that could lead to increasing "dead zones"

Ocean Oxygen : Suffocating the Seas

Ocean breathing – From the shallows down to its yawning depths, the ocean gets its oxygen from the surface, supplied either by the atmosphere or from the release of oxygen in phytoplankton through photosynthesis. Scientists have long known that one expected consequence from a warming climate is a gradual drop in the amount of oxygen dissolved into ocean waters as they absorb…

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Ocean Health, Biodiversity Loss Among Top Challenges Facing Humanity

Wealth and gender inequality also loom large as challenges to resolving key challenges facing societies worldwide, according to the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board. Composed of leading scientists from around the world, the group issued a report upon conclusion of its third meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week.

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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EarthTalk: Affordable Eco-Friendly Cars; The Consequences of Dying Plankton on the World’s Oceans

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Celebrities and billionaires are shelling out big bucks for cutting edge green-friendly cars like the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us—who live in the budget-constrained real world—to do about buying a new car that does right by…

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Oceanic Acidification – The Scenario In 100 Years’ Time

A new study by scientists into the future effects of acidic sea water shows that the reduced pH value of the oceans’ surface waters will have drastic results in around 100 years’ time. The scientists, from Sweden and Australia, carried out the world’s first research into how a lowered pH of the sea’s surface water affects marine animal life. In their project,…

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