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New Study: Plastic Fragments in Seabird Stomachs

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Mediterranean Sea, March 1, 2014 (PBBR) – Plastic debris in our oceans is killing seabirds. A new study released by the European Commission’s Science for Environment Policy brings this fact to the forefront of plastic pollution. One of the main reasons for plastic bag bans is to reduce the amount…

Superfunding Possible for Tern Island, Awash in Plastic

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SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 19, 2013 (ENS) – A petition submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity has succeeded in persuading the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess tiny Tern Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to see if it should be declared a Superfund site. The EPA’s Superfund program…

Bonaire Volunteers Remove Marine Plastic Debris

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Kralendijk, Bonaire, Dutch Carribbean, Nov. 1, 2013 – When Dive Friends Bonaire started Debris Free Bonaire in December 2012, they had no idea what a success it was going to be. As of October 27th, 2013, Debris Free Bonaire volunteers have collectively removed over 100 cubic meters (3,531 cubic feet)…

Marine Debris Gyre Expedition Sets Sail

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SEWARD, Alaska, June 10, 2013 (ENS) – “How sad it is that garbage and debris are what is calling us to wild shores,” Carl Safina said as he joined an international team of scientists, artists and educators in Seward on Friday. Dr. Safina and the others are taking part in…

Oregon Welcomes Japanese Tsunami Debris Activists

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LINCOLN CITY, Oregon, February 19, 2013 (ENS) – Japanese environmentalists concerned about marine debris scattered across the Pacific by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami came to Lincoln City on the weekend to coordinate with Oregon residents and help clean Oregon beaches. As if to greet them, a barnacle-encrusted, battered…

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

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WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, September 21, 2012 (ENS) – Plastic nanoparticles released when plastic debris decomposes in seawater can have an adverse effect on sea animals, Dutch scientists have found. Nanoparticles of plastic measuring just thirty millionths of a millimeter, invisible to the naked eye, are responsible for inhibiting feeding and…

EPA Petitioned for National Marine Plastic Debris Standard

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SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 23, 2012 (ENS) – The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday that asks the agency to set plastic pollution limits for ocean waters under the Clean Water Act. The petition seeks to curb plastic pollution in the…

Oceans in Turmoil

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“The Oceans are in trouble. That means we’re in trouble”. A quote from Sylvia Earle, founder and president of The Sylvia Earle Alliance. This video explains the turmoil our oceans are in today. The video comes from Discovery.com.…

The Chirping Bird

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The Chirping Bird | Plastic Bag Ban Report In 1937, Britain’s Winston Churchill was ‘chirping’ incessantly like a bird about the territorial threats of Adolf Hitler and the potential of an upcoming war but the world was asleep and the messenger disparaged as a war- monger. The consequences of national…

Japan’s Tsunami Debris Expected to Hit U.S. Shores

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Tsunami Debris Drifting Toward Canada and U.S.| Plastic Bag Ban Report HONOLULU, Hawaii, April 11, 2012 (ENS) – The tsunami touched off by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011 swept about five million tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, according to the Japanese government. About…

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