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Microplastics in the ocean: Biologists study effects on marine animals

Microplastics in the ocean: Biologists study effects on marine animals | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Ingestion of microplastic particles does not mechanically affect marine isopods. This was the result of a study by biologists at the North Sea Office of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) that was published recently in the journal Environmental Science ...
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Scientists estimate total weight of plastic floating in world's oceans: Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution floating in the ocean

Scientists estimate total weight of plastic floating in world's oceans: Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution floating in the ocean | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution may be floating in the world's oceans, according to a new study. Microplastic pollution is found in varying concentrations throughout the oceans, but estimates of the global abundance and weight of floating plastics, both micro and macroplastic, lack sufficient data to support them. To better estimate the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the world's oceans, scientists from six countries contributed data from 24 expeditions co

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Post Storm Sandy – 270 tons of debris removed from New Jersey

Post Storm Sandy – 270 tons of debris removed from New Jersey | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Ron Ohrel The 2012 storm known as Sandy inflicted severe damage to communities over large areas of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, leaving a swath of destruction and large amounts of debris in ...
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Scientists prepare for another wave of tsunami debris, possible invasives

Scientists prepare for another wave of tsunami debris, possible invasives | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Scientists monitoring incoming tsunami debris were taken aback last spring when some 30 fishing vessels from Japan washed ashore along the Pacific Northwest coast – many of them covered in living organisms indigenous to Asia.
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Swirling Tsunami Debris Visualize Our Poisoning of the Oceans | WIRED

Swirling Tsunami Debris Visualize Our Poisoning of the Oceans | WIRED | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011 washed some 5 million tons of debris into the north Pacific. Three years later, much of that debris is still at sea.
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Remora - James Dyson Award

Remora - James Dyson Award | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Remora is a system used to reduce the volume of plastic soup floating in our seas as a byproduct of industrial fishing and the "ghost net" phenomenom.
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How Does Marine Debris Impact Corals?

How Does Marine Debris Impact Corals? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dianna Parker   It’s Corals Week at NOAA’s National Ocean Service, so we thought we’d take a moment to examine the impact marine debris has on these amazing species. (Did you know corals a...
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Fiscal Year 2014 Accomplishments Report OR&R's Marine Debris Program

Fiscal Year 2014 Accomplishments Report   OR&R's Marine Debris Program | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

Finding marine debris solutions is an every day task for the NOAA Marine Debris Program. The program made great strides in 2014 towards addressing and raising awareness about the global debris issue.

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Lake Champlain has 7 billion pieces of marine debris along its shorelines weighing 51.5 tons !

Lake Champlain has 7 billion pieces of marine debris along its shorelines weighing 51.5 tons ! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
In June 2013, Rozalia Project conducted a sediment study on Lake Champlain. Our goal was to determine the type, distribution and concentration of marine debris in the littoral sediment of Lake Cham...
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This Cook Stove Cleanly Burns Plastic Bags and Generates Enough Electricity to Charge a Phone

This Cook Stove Cleanly Burns Plastic Bags and Generates Enough Electricity to Charge a Phone | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Two young entrepreneurs designed the device to cut deaths from indoor air pollution in the developing world.
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Artist transforms plastic bottles into motorcycle helmets - CCTV News - CCTV.com English

Artist transforms plastic bottles into motorcycle helmets - CCTV News - CCTV.com English | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
One Ugandan artist is turning discarded plastic into practical objects. Sandra Nakitto has found an innovative way of helping the environment and making the roads safer - by turning plastic bottles into motorcycle helmets.
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Clean Ocean Access | Action today so future generations can continue to enjoy ocean activities

Clean Ocean Access | Action today so future generations can continue to enjoy ocean activities | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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In the ocean, the most harmful plastic is too small to see

In the ocean, the most harmful plastic is too small to see | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
There are at least 268,000 tonnes of plastic floating around in the oceans, according to new research by a global team of scientists. The world generates 288m tonnes of plastic worldwide each year, just…
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Video: Amazing CCTV footage shows wild elephant cleaning up rubbish - Independent.ie

Video: Amazing CCTV footage shows wild elephant cleaning up rubbish - Independent.ie | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Footage showing a wild elephant picking up rubbish with his trunk and putting it in the bin has gone viral.
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Now Open: FY15 Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach Grant Opportunity

Now Open: FY15 Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach Grant Opportunity | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Marine Debris Program staff The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our annual "Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach" Federal Funding Opportunity. The NOAA MDP se...
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Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic

Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Plastic is well-known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down, contributing significantly to litter and landfills. But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known to munch on food packaging can degrade polyethylene, the most common plastic. ...
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▶ Inside the Garbage of the World HD (Theatrical Version) - YouTube

Here is an informative and educational film about the environmental problem of plastic pollution inside the Oceans raising to a dangerous level to human safe...
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Let's do it! World

Let's do it! World | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
One day - clean country. One year - clean planet. World Cleanup 2012 - civil society movement of taking stewardship of the place we call home - our regions, our countries, our world, first by mapping and cleaning up the illegal waste littering our countryside, then by delving deeper into the reasons why we are wasting so much.
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Disbanding the Oregon Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Task Force

Disbanding the Oregon Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Task Force | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
On October 29th, 2014, the Oregon Japan Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) Task Force met for the last time, reviewed past and present JTMD activities, and disbanded. The end of the Task Force’s service ...
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Taiwan Buddhists transform plastic waste

Taiwan Buddhists transform plastic waste | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Millions of discarded plastic bottles that might normally land in Taiwan's trash are being diverted into the hands of Buddhists, becoming items of transformation — although not of a strictly spiritual nature.
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Net Gain: Fighting Ocean Pollution

Net Gain: Fighting Ocean Pollution | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Three American entrepreneurs fight ocean plastic pollution by upcycling discarded fishing nets into skateboards
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