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How Rocket Debris is Becoming a Risk to Inuit Food Security

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How Rocket Debris is Becoming a Risk to Inuit Food Security

Source: The Conversation/Tiff-Annie Kenny/Tad Lemieux - October 20, 2017

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite into orbit on Oct. 13, it did so despite opposition from Inuit leaders in Canada and Greenland over more…

Former Asda Boss Warns That Supermarkets Must Stop Using Plastic Packaging

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Former Asda Boss Warns That Supermarkets Must Stop Using Plastic Packaging

Source: The Guardian/Sandra Laville - October 17, 2017

The former boss of Asda is calling for supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging saying billions of pounds of investment in recycling has failed to resolve the more…

A Worldwide Intervention: It’s Time to Kick Our Addiction to Plastic

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A Worldwide Intervention: It’s Time to Kick Our Addiction to Plastic

Source: Scientific American/Ayana Elizabeth Johnson - October 16, 2017

As a marine biologist, watching our global plastic pollution problem grow and grow and grow is fascinatingly horrifying. Just the amount is incredible—72 million tons more…

Globalization: Both the Problem and the Solution to Plastic Pollution in Our Ocean

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Globalization: Both the Problem and the Solution to Plastic Pollution in Our Ocean

Source: The TerraMar Project/Georgia Sherwin - October 12, 2017

Plastic, plastic, plastic… by now we are familiar with the ubiquitous material and its problematic relationship with the environment. We’ve seen the heart-breaking images of more…

RESULTS From the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup

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RESULTS From the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup

Source: The TerraMar Project - October 6, 2017

In September, people around the world joined together for a common cause: to clean our coastlines. And not only did they remove thousands of pounds more…

The Plastic Problem: Just How Bad Has it Become and What’s Being Done About it?

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The Plastic Problem: Just How Bad Has it Become and What’s Being Done About it?

Source: The Independent/Ian Johnston - October 4, 2017

Cheap, capable of being made into any conceivable shape, strong and durable, plastic is something of a wonder material. It has proved so useful to more…

Study Shows Microplastics Are Accumulating in Fish’s Brains

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Study Shows Microplastics Are Accumulating in Fish’s Brains

Source: Phys.org/Lund University - September 27, 2017

Calculations have shown that 10 per cent of all plastic produced around the world ultimately ends up in the oceans. As a result, a large more…

The Key to Solving Plastic Pollution Could Lie in People’s Love for the Sea

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The Key to Solving Plastic Pollution Could Lie in People’s Love for the Sea

Source: Phys.org/University of Plymouth - September 19, 2017

Tapping into the public's passion for the ocean environment could be the key to reducing the threats posed to it by plastic pollution, a new more…

The Powerful Underwater Image That This Photographer Wishes Didn’t Exist

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The Powerful Underwater Image That This Photographer Wishes Didn’t Exist

Source: The Washington Post/Lindsey Bever - September 18, 2017

The powerful and poignant image shows a tiny sea horse holding tightly onto a pink, plastic cotton swab in blue-green waters around Indonesia.

California nature photographer Justin Hofman snapped more…

Researchers are Finding Microplastics in Sea Salt, Adding to Worries About Plastic Pollution in Our Diets

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Researchers are Finding Microplastics in Sea Salt, Adding to Worries About Plastic Pollution in Our Diets

Source: The Guardian/Jessica Glenza - September 12, 2017

Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding more…