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Climate Scientist John Guinotte | UCSUSA

Climate Scientist John Guinotte | UCSUSA | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
As the oceans absorb carbon, they are becoming more acidic.
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Mexican Researchers Turn Old Plastic Bottles Into Waterproof Paper

Mexican Researchers Turn Old Plastic Bottles Into Waterproof Paper | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
A team of Mexican researchers found a way to save 20 trees and 56,000 liters of water for every ton of paper produced - just make them from old plastic bot
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No plan B on Rio sailing as Brazil chases pollution target

No plan B on Rio sailing as Brazil chases pollution target | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Rio Olympics organizers say sailing and windsurfing events will not be switched from Guanabara Bay, a picturesque vista marred by pollution, despite apparent disagreement on the extent to which the venue can be cleaned up in time.
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Zero Trash: Using the Clean Water Act to Control Marine Debris in California - Vermont Journal of Environmental Law

Zero Trash: Using the Clean Water Act to Control Marine Debris in California - Vermont Journal of Environmental Law | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Summary:  Trash that is lost, littered, blown, or washed into the ocean is an issue of growing environmental concern.  Los Angeles is a leader in using the federal Clean Water Act tool of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) to mitigate a major contributing source of marine trash: urban stormwater.  California is now in the process... Read more »
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 29, 1:53 AM

This is a case of being so immersed in the goings on that you fail to realize how different things are for you.  I assumed that the TMDL club was being wielded by everyone and that general approach is what everyone was doing.  Apparently not.

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Distribution and assessment of marine debris in the deep Tyrrhenian Sea (NW Mediterranean Sea, Italy)

Distribution and assessment of marine debris in the deep Tyrrhenian Sea (NW Mediterranean Sea, Italy) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Marine debris is a recognized global ecological concern. Little is known about the extent of the problem in the Mediterranean Sea regarding litter distribution and its influence on deep rocky habit...
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How Microplastics from Fleece Could End Up on Your Plate

How Microplastics from Fleece Could End Up on Your Plate | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
"In their research off the California coast, Rochman and her colleagues have found metals (including lead and cadmium, known neurotoxins) and flame retardants–polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)...
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Triton Survey: Plastic water bottles

Triton Survey: Plastic water bottles | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
This survey was suggested by a captain who recently looked at the number of plastic water bottles his yacht goes through and did the math. If 2,000 active yachts used what his yacht used, “we’re filling landfills,” he said. So we asked yacht captains and crew if they go through the same amount of bottled […]
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Robot cameras monitor deep sea ecosystems

Robot cameras monitor deep sea ecosystems | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have used advanced photographic tools in an unmanned Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to make major advancements in estimating deep-sea ecosystem diversity at 'landscape' scales.
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New Report: Detecting Marine Debris At Sea

New Report: Detecting Marine Debris At Sea | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Marine Debris Program staff Imagine this common scenario: you’re looking into the horizon over the ocean, and you have just spotted an object in the distance. It’s faint and you know something ...
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Counting All the Plastic in the Ocean Is Really Hard

Counting All the Plastic in the Ocean Is Really Hard | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
A recent study counted 5.25 trillion plastic particles floating in the world's oceans.
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Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time

Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans says most comprehensive study to date on plastic pollution around the world

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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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Sea turtles fall victim to 'alarming' flood of plastics entering Australian waters

Sea turtles fall victim to 'alarming' flood of plastics entering Australian waters | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is treating unprecedented numbers of marine animals that have swallowed plastic debris and scientists say the tide of litter is only rising
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Plastic Debris on Georgia’s Beaches and Marshes: Recently Published Article on the Amounts and Accumulation Rates

Plastic Debris on Georgia’s Beaches and Marshes: Recently Published Article on the Amounts and Accumulation Rates | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry Numerous media and scientific reports note plastics washing up on coastal beaches and marshes and identify land-based activities as the source. And, in a recently published Marine Po...
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Non-Biodegradable Plastics, Do We Really Need It? Plastic VS Green Alternative

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Simply doing the laundry is possibly the biggest source of plastic pollution - Plastic Soup Foundation

Simply doing the laundry is possibly the biggest source of plastic pollution - Plastic Soup Foundation | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The Plastic Soup Foundation organises a European summit concerning alarming research Amsterdam, 20th January 2015 — It is possible that clothing and washing machines contribute the most to the notorious “plastic soup” in our oceans. New research indicates that during each laundry cycle millions of tiny synthetic fibres are released into the washing water. Via …
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'We're probably drinking plastic'

'We're probably drinking plastic' | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Commonly used in cosmetic products, microscopic beads have been found in Cayuga Lake
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Marine litter education boosts understanding and actions

Marine litter education boosts understanding and actions | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Plymouth University news: A study by Plymouth University finds children could play an important role in solutions to reduce marine litter with some...
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Underwater drones map ice algae in Antarctica

Underwater drones map ice algae in Antarctica | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
New robot technology leads Antarctic exploration into a new epoch. It is now possible to study the underside of sea ice across large distances and explore a world previously restricted to specially trained divers only.
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Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans | Watch News Videos Online

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans | Watch News Videos Online | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Watch Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
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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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