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Not Good: These Fish Have Been Eating Toxic Plastic Trash in the Ocean

Not Good: These Fish Have Been Eating Toxic Plastic Trash in the Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists are investigating health risks related to eating the swimmers.
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Arctic Ice Melt Could Unlock Trillions of Frozen Microplastics

Arctic Ice Melt Could Unlock Trillions of Frozen Microplastics | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Out of the nearly 300 million tons of plastic created in 2012, nearly 10 percent of it ended up in oceans, according to Phys.org. That trash has to go somewhere — washing onto coastlines and estuaries
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News - Study finds 'trillions' of pieces of plastic may be trapped in Arctic ice - The Weather Network

News - Study finds 'trillions' of pieces of plastic may be trapped in Arctic ice - The Weather Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Plastic is an integral part of modern society, but this
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How To Solve The Plastic Pollution Problem And Poverty At The Same Time

How To Solve The Plastic Pollution Problem And Poverty At The Same Time | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network:

It's beyond sobering and bordering on infuriating: Almost every piece of plastic ever made still exists today — and plenty of those bottle caps, lighters, pen casings, and plastic bott...
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Scales of Spatial Heterogeneity of Plastic Marine Debris in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

Scales of Spatial Heterogeneity of Plastic Marine Debris in the Northeast Pacific Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Will 2014 Bring The End Of Plastic Bags?

Will 2014 Bring The End Of Plastic Bags? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Imagine a future where endless balls of plastic bags aren't jammed underneath the kitchen sink, where the idea of a "plastic bag holder" is as quaint as a CD rack, and where that famous scene in "American Beauty" prompts children to ask their...
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Lets hope so!

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The Top Five Ocean Stories of 2013

The Top Five Ocean Stories of 2013 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This year we've seen amazing footage of marine creatures, discovered how plastic works its way into the food chain, employed 3D printing to build new reefs, and more
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How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean? | Deep Sea News

How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean? | Deep Sea News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nobody ever told me that becoming a marine biologist would involve spending four years figuring out how to count. Because, seriously, how hard can counting be?
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Environmentalist tells of the dangers of plastic waste adrift in the ocean

Environmentalist tells of the dangers of plastic waste adrift in the ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An adventurous environmentalist is raising awareness of the dangers of plastic waste, especially the garbage patches forming in ocean gyres around the world, writes Kate Whitehead
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Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire

Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire - The Huffington Post  ::  Toxic plastic pollution is filling-up the Great Lakes, European lakes and even subalpine lakes in Europe's famed Alps. This insidious byproduct of petroleum has infiltrated the marine food webs and Earthlings are indeed in harms way.

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Relevant to inland water, coastal and marine environments 

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Seabirds in High Arctic ingesting more plastic, researcher says

Seabirds in High Arctic ingesting more plastic, researcher says | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers working in the High Arctic are finding more and more plastic in the guts of seabirds. "The Arctic is still thought of as a bit cleaner, a bit less polluted, but we’re still seeing high levels," says PhD candidate Jennifer Provencher.
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Underwater trash is not a treasure

Underwater trash is not a treasure | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Earth Day may have passed us by, but you don’t need a dedicated day to take better care of the oceans. Scuba divers certainly appreciate the need to keep the oceans clean. The vibrant marine life and beautiful coral reefs would not be the same if the oceans were scattered …
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Why Trash Prevention is Critical

Why Trash Prevention is Critical | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cars, a makeshift toilet, a full set of golf clubs, a set of false teeth and a pogo stick. These are just some of the unusual items found by volunteer scuba divers who are helping Project AWARE offer a new, underwater view of the problem of trash - much of it plastic - in the ocean.
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Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.
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Too bad a a tragedy of the Malaysian Boeing crash has brought this into the forefront of the news-----it has been here all along!

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Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Trailer

for more information on how to get involved theplasticparadise@gmail.com www.plasticparadisemovie.com
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How much longer can this be ignored?

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Top 10 Most Important Items To Recycle

Top 10 Most Important Items To Recycle | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Here's a list from the National Recycling Coalition of the ten most important items to recycle.
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Rise Above Plastics - Plastics Kill - YouTube

There's some scary creatures in the ocean... none more scary than plastic. http://riseaboveplastics.org
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Spanish sperm whale death linked to UK supermarket supplier's plastic

Spanish sperm whale death linked to UK supermarket supplier's plastic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sperm whale on Spanish southern coast had swallowed 17kg of plastic waste dumped by greenhouses supplying produce to UK
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MIDWAY : This film should be seen by the entire world !

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This is a powerful video. We all have to step up and be responsible. It starts with one individual that is you! 

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Gray whale dies bringing us a message — with stomach full of plastic trash

Gray whale dies bringing us a message — with stomach full of plastic trash | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
July 29, 2013, a sperm whale was stranded on Tershelling, a northern island in the Netherlands. A rescue attempt was attempted, but unfortunately the whale died. A young adult at 13.5 meters was taken for a necropsy at the port of Harlington.
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Plastic Menance in the planet

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Option topic :Marine Environments and management

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Students push Nevada City to examine plastic bag ban | TheUnion.com

Students push Nevada City to examine plastic bag ban | TheUnion.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dozens of people, including about 20 students, petitioned the Nevada City Council to adopt an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags at the governing body’s Wednesday meeting.
“We are here
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Big thumbs up to these kids---hope they can make a difference!

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