Newly hatched Florida sea turt...

Aug 31, 2020 by

Newly hatched Florida sea turtles are consuming dangerous quantities of floating plastic

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Plastic Found Lining Seabird N...

Jul 30, 2020 by

Plastic Found Lining Seabird Nests on a Worrying Scale

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Where’s Airborne Plastic? Ever...

Jun 12, 2020 by

Where’s Airborne Plastic? Everywhere, Scientists Find.

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Fix drinking water supplies to...

May 28, 2020 by

Fix drinking water supplies to reduce ocean plastic

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Sea spray is full of microplas...

May 15, 2020 by

Sea spray is full of microplastics

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Plastic recycling is broken. S...

May 11, 2020 by

Plastic recycling is broken. So why does Big Plastic want $1 billion to fix it?

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Don’t let this pandemic ...

Mar 26, 2020 by

Don’t let this pandemic ruin the fight against single-use plastics

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Your Plastic Addiction Is Bank...

Mar 3, 2020 by

Your Plastic Addiction Is Bankrolling Big Oil

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Earthworms consume microplasti...

Jan 29, 2020 by

From Antarctica to agricultural fields, plastic waste is everywhere across the globe. We should be very concerned as this is yet another threat to our ability to feed ourselves.

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The alarming trend of beached ...

Nov 29, 2019 by

The whales that were found washed ashore are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Oct 9, 2019 by

PLASTIC PRODUCTION REALLY began in earnest in the 1950s. It’s hard to remember, but we once got along without it. Of course, plastic offered great convenience, and its production skyrocketed.

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The Ocean Cleanup project fina...

Oct 4, 2019 by

It only took six years, tens of millions of dollars, and a few unsuccessful attempts (or “unscheduled learning opportunities,” in the words of 25-year-old founder and CEO Boyan Slat). The nonprofit’s prior, unsuccessful designs failed to catch any plastic, broke, or overflowed.

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We Know There’s Lots of Plasti...

Sep 17, 2019 by

The contentious Ocean Cleanup campaign has an idea where it ends up. But it’s already stirring debate.

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Meat and plastic sales are slo...

Sep 11, 2019 by

As environmental awareness spreads, shoppers are making different choices.

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How plastics contribute to cli...

Aug 23, 2019 by

They generate heat-trapping gases at every stage of their life cycle.

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How Concerned Is Your US Regio...

Aug 8, 2019 by

As I walked the Florida beach on this August morning, I surveyed the wrack line. Interspersed with shells, empty turtle eggs, drying seaweed, skate egg cases, coconut fronts, dead coral pieces, and sea glass, I could see small and large bits of plastic.

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What’s Worrying the Plastics I...

Jun 7, 2019 by

This year’s Global Plastics Summit revealed an industry that sees big growth ahead but also serious challenges, from plastics in the ocean to climate impact.

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We Were Missing Most of the Pl...

Jun 6, 2019 by

The highest levels of microplastics are found more than 650 feet below the surface.

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Trash found littering ocean fl...

May 13, 2019 by

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: trash.

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Why we don’t know if plastics ...

May 9, 2019 by

Academics and regulators at odds over impact of chemical additives.

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Here’s what happens to &...

Apr 29, 2019 by

After 3 years of being buried and submerged, ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ single-use plastic bags could still hold a full load of groceries.

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EU to ban common single-use pl...

Dec 20, 2018 by

“Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote at international level, given the global nature of the issue of marine pollution involving plastics.”

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Everything you’ve been t...

Dec 2, 2018 by

Recycling is an easy cop-out for governments and large corporations, but the truth is that we have to take very different action if we want to stop irreversibly poisoning the planet

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If BPA is so terrible, why is ...

Sep 17, 2018 by

There is a fundamental logical inconsistency here.

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Plastic Bag Found at the Botto...

May 12, 2018 by

[Translate]   Lorraine Chow Map of Western Pacific Ocean, showing location of Mariana Trench. USGS Man-made trash has...

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Another Reason to Ditch Plasti...

Aug 17, 2017 by

[Translate] Animals Lorraine Chow   ECOWATCH.COM Anchovies are eating plastic because it smells like prey, study finds. Photo credit:...

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May 12, 2017 by

[Translate] for enviromental enthusiasts, boyan slat has become somewhat synonymous with the title ‘teen prodigy.’ back in 2012, the...

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Jun 28, 2016 by

[Translate] (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) As an environmental catastrophe looms, innovators around the world are hoping...

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Apr 18, 2016 by

[Translate]   By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR  NYTDOT   Welcome to the “Anthropocene” — a new epoch in our planet’s 4.5 billion year...

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Sep 19, 2015 by

[Translate] (Credit: ericlefrancais via Shutterstock) Last year, Americans drank more than 10 billion gallons of bottled H2O. The...

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