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Estudiantes descubren un hongo que degrada plástico | Caffix Productions | Psytrance México

Estudiantes descubren un hongo que degrada plástico | Caffix Productions | Psytrance México | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
La principal importancia es que a diferencia de otros hongos que también degradan los plásticos, el Pestalotiopsis microspora es el único que puede hacerlo sin presencia de oxígeno, algo fundamental para futuras aplicaciones en vertederos.
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Plastic Aquatic. OCP members have collaborated with DNV GL...

Plastic Aquatic. OCP members have collaborated with DNV GL... | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

Understanding the complexity of detection and collection of marine litter at sea by bringing scientists, technology makers and journalists into the Gyres.

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Plastic Aquatic is a project led by DNV GL in Norway to present a concept vessel enabling more insight and testing of marine litter detection and collection technologies in the Open Ocean.

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This Hawaiian Island Is So Polluted With Plastic That It Might Become a Superfund Site

This Hawaiian Island Is So Polluted With Plastic That It Might Become a Superfund Site | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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Tiny Plastics Equal Big Problems: Microplastics and Our Oceans | Ian Somerhalder Foundation

Tiny Plastics Equal Big Problems: Microplastics and Our Oceans | Ian Somerhalder Foundation | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

Microplastics may be tiny but they represent a less than tiny problem, especially to marine life in the sea. When we wake up in the morning and wash our face with a gentle exfoliating face-wash, or even when we simply brush our teeth, we could be inadvertently washing tiny particles of plastic down our drains.

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Back to School: An Educator's Guide to Marine Debris

Back to School: An Educator's Guide to Marine Debris | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
In an effort to bring students new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-based marine debris lessons, we present An Educator's Guide to Marine Debris. In this guide, the NOAA Marine Deb...
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Marine litter – a growing threat worldwide — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Marine litter – a growing threat worldwide — European Environment Agency (EEA) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food. These are just a few of the problems emerging from the waste collecting in our seas.
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Microplastic beads: how your exfoliating scrub might be harming the ocean – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Microplastic beads: how your exfoliating scrub might be harming the ocean – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The exfoliating 'microbeads' added to common bathroom scrubs may be wreaking havoc with life in the the ocean from the tiniest worms, to humans having fish for dinner.
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Fish eating plastic microbeads; are we?

Fish eating plastic microbeads; are we? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Researchers know the beads, which can attract toxins, are in fish stomachs, but they don’t know if they could end up in humans.
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Origins of Giant Ocean Garbage Patches Revealed : DNews

Origins of Giant Ocean Garbage Patches Revealed : DNews | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Studying how water moves gives scientists a better idea of where ocean debris is coming from and a new way of looking at oceans. Continue reading →
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Oregon Sea Grant Releases New Video: Responding to the Risks of Marine Debris

Oregon Sea Grant Releases New Video: Responding to the Risks of Marine Debris | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Nir Barnea The March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan claimed nearly 19,000 human lives, injured more than 6,000 people, and destroyed and damaged countless buildings. As a...
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ABC: It's easy to stop debris!

ABC: It's easy to stop debris! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Asma Mahdi Heading back to school this week? Set out to be a marine debris champion this school year by following these simple tips!
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NAMEPA Education |

NAMEPA Education | | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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Quantities, composition, and sources of beach debris in Korea from the results of nationwide monitoring

Quantities, composition, and sources of beach debris in Korea from the results of nationwide monitoring | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
This study assessed the levels of marine debris pollution and identified its main sources in Korea. The surveys were bimonthly conducted by NGO leaders and volunteers on 20 beaches from March 2008 ...
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Plastic Microbeads From Body Wash Are Contaminating the Great Lakes | VICE News

Plastic Microbeads From Body Wash Are Contaminating the Great Lakes | VICE News | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The exfoliating plastic microbeads found in body wash, hand soap, and facial scrubs have been found in high — and toxic — concentrations.
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By 2050, 95% of seabirds will have plastic in their gut

By 2050, 95% of seabirds will have plastic in their gut | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
That is just one finding from the national marine debris research project, the largest sample of marine debris data ever collected anywhere in the
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Me Likes the Ocean: SEA CHAIR: Into the Gyre

Me Likes the Ocean: SEA CHAIR: Into the Gyre | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
SEA CHAIR: Into the Gyre ... kickstarter project to turn ocean gyre plastic garbage into furniture, using a 3D printer!
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A Fungus Discovered in the Ecuadorian Rainforest Can Eat Plastic Pollution - Greener Ideal

A Fungus Discovered in the Ecuadorian Rainforest Can Eat Plastic Pollution - Greener Ideal | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
A fungus has been discovered in the rainforest of Ecuador by Yale students, and is said to be able to eat plastic on a large scale.
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Discarded Fishing Traps Wreaking Extensive Environmental Damage, NOAA Research Finds

Discarded Fishing Traps Wreaking Extensive Environmental Damage, NOAA Research Finds | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Source: Planet SaveIt may not be something that you’ve ever given any thought to, but there are literally thousands of fishing traps that are lost or simply abandoned every year in US waters — what...
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Redrawing the map could reveal ocean garbage patch culprits | UNSW Newsroom

Redrawing the map could reveal ocean garbage patch culprits | UNSW Newsroom | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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Litterbugs threaten Mt. Fuji World Heritage status

Litterbugs threaten Mt. Fuji World Heritage status | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Getting designated as a World Heritage Site is quite an honor, a classification granted to only the truly special and precious sites in all the world. Along with this honor comes more tourists, which unfortunately brings more pollution.





Mt. Fuji, the national symbol of Japan, was designated as a World Heritage Site in June 2013.The sight of this majestic volcano, with it's almost symmetrical shape and flattened summit, takes every Japanese person to a very special place
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Ingested plastic transfers hazardous chemicals to fish and induces hepatic stress : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

Ingested plastic transfers hazardous chemicals to fish and induces hepatic stress : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Plastic debris litters aquatic habitats globally, the majority of which is microscopic (< 1[emsp14]mm), and is ingested by a large range of species. Risks associated with such small fragments come from the material itself and from chemical pollutants that sorb to it from surrounding water. Hazards associated with the complex mixture of plastic and accumulated pollutants are largely unknown. Here, we show that fish, exposed to a mixture of polyethylene with chemical pollutants sorbed from the marine environment, bioaccumulate these chemical pollutants and suffer liver toxicity and pathology. Fish fed virgin polyethylene fragments also show signs of stress, although less severe than fish fed marine polyethylene fragments. We provide baseline information regarding the bioaccumulation of chemicals and associated health effects from plastic ingestion in fish and demonstrate that future assessments should consider the complex mixture of the plastic material and their associated chemical pollutants.
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Plastic Microparticles Found In Beers

Plastic Microparticles Found In Beers | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Pollution shows up at the pub. (Not only are microplastics in soaps. A new study has found them in your beers.
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The Origin Of Ocean Garbage Patches | Inside Science

The Origin Of Ocean Garbage Patches | Inside Science | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
New research reveals how ocean litter moves around the world.
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Giant Garbage Patches Help Redefine Ocean Boundaries

Giant Garbage Patches Help Redefine Ocean Boundaries | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Researchers have created a new model that could help determine what area of the world is to blame for each ocean garbage patch of floating debris – a difficult task for a system as complex and massive as the ocean. The researchers describe the model in a paper published in the journal Chaos.
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Diving for Debris: Washington’s Success Story in Fishing Nets out of the Ocean

Diving for Debris: Washington’s Success Story in Fishing Nets out of the Ocean | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The scale of the challenges facing the ocean—such as overfishing, pollution, and acidification—is enormous, and their solutions, achievable but complex. That is why the impressive progress in clean...
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▶ Fate and impact of microplastics in marine ecosystems - YouTube

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