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▶   OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC  - Montréalités Justice http://www.montrealites.ca/justice/2012/01/our-oceans-are-drowning-in-plastic.html#.UUa5gRk0ORQ

 

The Epoch Times, May 28, 2014
TOXIC EFFECTS OF OCEAN PLASTIC FAR GREATER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT – When dead seabirds washed up in their thousands along the eastern and southern seaboards of Australia last year, biologist Dr Jennifer Lavers became worried, very worried. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/700374-toxic-effects-of-ocean-plastic-far-greater-than-previously-thought/


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                                 DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE?

            A Moving Short FILM About MIDWAY  by Chris Jordan -                              http://www.midwayfilm.com/

 

                                      THE MIDWAY PROJECT

 On Midway Atoll - 3,200 miles from both Seattle and Seoul - the scourge of plastic pollution in the oceans is obvious and disturbing. Need proof? Just look inside a dead albatross. The American artist Chris Jordan has. 

                                        WATCH SHORT FILM.

                        "MIDWAY, MESSAGE FROM THE GYRE"

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/the-fatal-shore-awash-in-plastic/?ref=world

 

New Scientist, May 3, 2014
▶   PLASTIC RUBBISH TAKES EGG'S PLACE IN ALBATROSS NEST. Our rubbish has reached the farthest corners of the Earth. Albatrosses feed some 5 tons of plastic each year to their chicks, with fatal results as seen in a series of shocking images by photographer Chris Jordan. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25656-plastic-rubbish-takes-eggs-place-in-albatross-nest.html#.U4jCTy_O7NU

 

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             CHRIS JORDAN ON "FEELING" THE MIDWAY PROJECT  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/982610119/chris-jordan-on-feeling-the-midway-project

 

 Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014
▶   PLASTIC INGESTION BY SEABIRDS IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/plastic-ingestion-seabirds-worse-thought/

 

 

 

 University of California, San Diego, March 09, 2012

▶   FISH INGEST UP TO 24,000 TONS OF PLASTIC EACH YEAR: PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH 100 TIMES LARGER THAN IN 1972 http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/05/09/pacific-garbage-patch-100x-larger-than-in-1972-fish-ingest-up-to-24000-tons-of-plastic-each-year/

 

 MailOnLine, February 08, 2012
▶  SPERM WHALES: HOW PLASTIC BAGS ARE POISONING THE PLANET'S GREATEST PREDATORS: 65ft long sperm whales are being killed by human pollution http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096142/Sperm-whales-How-plastic-bags-poisoning-planets-greatest-predators.html

 

Los Angeles Times, December 26, 2013
- ▶  PLASTIC GYRES: AN ECOSYSTEM OF OUR OWN MAKING COULD POSE MAJOR THREAT TO HUMANS AND SEA LIFE AS DANGEROUS PATHOGENS RELEASED INTO ENVIRONMENT http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-plastisphere-20131228,0,811701.story#axzz2p0CdZodP

 

 ▶   WAITER, WHY DOES MY FISH TASTE LIKE PLASTIC?  http://sco.lt/6uWnjd

 

▶   OUR PLASTICS WILL POLLUTE OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS http://phys.org/news/2013-01-plastics-pollute-oceans-hundreds-years.html

 

▶  CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS - BIO-ACCUMULATES UP FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5ogIGf

 

 The Guardian, September 29, 2012

▶   VOYAGE REVEALS 'PLANETARY SCALE' OF PLASTIC IN OCEAN -- AND YOUR SEAFOOD  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/27/plastic-debris-southern-ocean-pristine

 

 Start Some Good
▶   PLASTIC OCEANS:  A CROWDFUNDING FILM TO SAVE OUR OCEANS http://startsomegood.com/Venture/plastic_oceans/Campaigns/Show/plastic_oceans__a_documentary

                                                    

 New York Times,

THE FATAL SHORE, AWASH IN PLASTIC  http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/the-fatal-shore-awash-in-plastic/?ref=world

 

 

                                                           VIDEO:

               "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                                                http://sco.lt/5sTmWv

 

Your World Today, January 30, 2012

▶   YOUR LAUNDRY IS LITTERING WORLD'S OCEANS WITH MICRO-PLASTIC PIECES - ENDING UP IN FOOD CHAIN http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2012/s3418575.htm

 

 

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                                   KGW.Com, Portland, May 16, 2014
MICROPLASTICS POLLUTING OREGON SHORES, KILLING WILDLIFE http://www.kgw.com/news/Microplastics-polluting-Ore-beaches-killing-wildlife-259470551.html

 

NRDC,
PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR OCEANS - WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/plastic-ocean/

 

Climate Progress, March 31, 2014

▶  PLASTIC SOUP OF OCEAN GARBAGE OBSCURES SEARCH FOR MALAYSIA PLANE DEBRIS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/31/3420870/ocean-garbage-malaysia-airplane-search/

 

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                                  KILL PLASTIC NOT WILDLIFE

                                          http://sco.lt/5GqEBF

 

▶   THE WORLD'S RUBBISH DUMP STRETCHES FROM HAWAII TO JAPAN  - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/the-worlds-rubbish-dump-a-tip-that-stretches-from-hawaii-to-japan-778016.html

 

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                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
Today we're at the threshold that can't be reversed if we don't stop consuming the way we do as a human race. Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic. All the other species are suffering because of us. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

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 ▶   OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 

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Mother Nature Network, March 01, 2011
▶   WHAT CAN 28,000 RUBBER DUCKIES LOST AT SEA TEACH US ABOUT OUR OCEANS? http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/what-can-28000-rubber-duckies-lost-at-sea-teach-us-about-

 

 NRDC, Switchboard, October 30, 2013
▶   TOP-10 SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lmonroe/ucla_expert_report_top-10_solu.html

 

March 12, 2013 - National Geographic

SHOULD PLASTICS BE LABELED 'HAZARDOUS' TO REDUCE OCEAN POLLUTION? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/12/should-plastics-be-labeled-hazardous-to-reduce-ocean-pollution/

 

▶   NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' IN OCEANS SHOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING http://sco.lt/7UEq0n

 

Yale Environment 360, October 24, 2012

▶   PLASTIC WASTE INCREASING ON REMOTE ARCTIC SEABED, CAMERAS REVEAL http://e360.yale.edu/digest/plastic_waste_increasing__on_remote_arctic_seabed_cameras_reveal/3672/

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC BOTTLE - THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Bottled water -- clean, portable and good for you -- is the drink of choice for health-conscious consumers who balk at sugary sodas and juices... http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-10-02/the-life-of-a-plastic-water-bottle.html

 

 

                                               AND MORE VIDEOS

                       http://www.youtube.com/journeytomidway

 

 

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▶   TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA - KEEP OUR OCEANS CLEAN AND HEALTHY http://sco.lt/7tJmK1

 

▶   SEA CHANGE: THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

▶   PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION WITHIN NEXT 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/58mqQL

 

National Geographic

▶   MARINE POLLUTION - CENTURIES OF ABUSE HAVE TAKEN A HEAVY TOLL http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-marine-pollution/

 

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                                Another Stunner From BBC Nature.....

                                    "BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET"

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet

 

 


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