Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

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 growth in mussels, according to […]

EPA Petitioned for National Marine Plastic Debris Standard

EPA Petitioned for National Marine Plastic Debris Standard

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 that kills hundreds of […]

Oceans in Turmoil

Oceans in Turmoil

“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

The Chirping Bird

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 slumber were devastating. Had people […]

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

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

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 70 percent sank off shore, […]

Sending A Signal To Save Our Seas

Sending A Signal To Save Our Seas

World Bank President Robert Zoellick announces an international partnership to save the world’s oceans, citing urgent reports of collapsing fisheries and widening ‘dead zones’ of marine degradation and ocean pollution on the rise. In a keynote speech delivered February 24th at The Economist’s World Oceans Summit here, World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick said […]

World Bank Announces Global Partnership for Oceans

World Bank Announces Global Partnership for Oceans

SINGAPORE, February 24, 2012—  A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss. Underscoring the importance of oceans to the world’s developing economies, Zoellick said: “The world’s oceans are in […]

Sullie Saves The Seas – A Book Review

Sullie Saves The Seas – A Book Review

When Sullie the Seagull, Goffinet McLaren`s new super-hero, sees that plastic pollution is destroying his precious Turtle Beach, he calls his friends to action. Sullie and his Secret Society of birds create a fun filled, exciting, adventure that takes aim at specific thoughtless humans who are causing environmental damage to the beach and to Sullie`s […]

Captain Charles Moore and Plastic Ocean

Captain Charles Moore and Plastic Ocean

A couple of months back, I had the privilege of hearing Capt. Charles Moore speak in person. His presentation was about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that he accidentally encountered in 1997. Since the discovery, he has returned several times to research and study the effects of plastic in our oceans. Capt. Moore’s knowledge is […]

Plastics Industry To Fight Ocean Debris

Plastics Industry To Fight Ocean Debris

On March 22nd, 2010, at the 5th International Marine Debris Conference in Hawaii, plastics industry organizations from several countries agreed to collaborate on the battle against marine debris. Working together,  they signed and released what is