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02

Sep

Toronto yanks brilliant, litterbug-shaming ad campaign
A genius series of ads that chide litterbugs through photos of cleverly positioned rubbish is discontinued due to copyright concerns.

California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bagsIn California, where numerous municipalities have already given single-use plastic bags the boot, lawmakers approve a statewide bag ban.

California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bags
In California, where numerous municipalities have already given single-use plastic bags the boot, lawmakers approve a statewide bag ban.

03

Aug

Plastic garbage in the ocean is mysteriously disappearingScientists theorize that the plastic is being broken down into tiny, undetectable particles or that it is being carried into the deep ocean.

Plastic garbage in the ocean is mysteriously disappearing
Scientists theorize that the plastic is being broken down into tiny, undetectable particles or that it is being carried into the deep ocean.

21

Jul

Plastic ‘trash islands’ forming in ocean garbage patchResearchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.

Plastic ‘trash islands’ forming in ocean garbage patch
Researchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.

04

Jul

Are fireworks bad for the environment?Fireworks can unleash a shower of toxins into soil and water, and scientists are only beginning to figure out what that means for human health.

Are fireworks bad for the environment?
Fireworks can unleash a shower of toxins into soil and water, and scientists are only beginning to figure out what that means for human health.

01

Jul

Plastic garbage in the ocean is mysteriously disappearingScientists theorize that the plastic is being broken down into tiny, undetectable particles or that it is being carried into the deep ocean.

Plastic garbage in the ocean is mysteriously disappearing
Scientists theorize that the plastic is being broken down into tiny, undetectable particles or that it is being carried into the deep ocean.

27

Jun

1 in 10 beaches in the U.S. not fit for swimmingBeaches in the Great Lakes region had the highest rate of pollution, with beaches along the Gulf Coast not far behind.

1 in 10 beaches in the U.S. not fit for swimming
Beaches in the Great Lakes region had the highest rate of pollution, with beaches along the Gulf Coast not far behind.

26

Jun

letsriseonup:

This is how your trash ends up in the oceans.

letsriseonup:

This is how your trash ends up in the oceans.

09

Jun

Great Lakes plagued by tiny plastic beadsPlastic pollution similar to ocean ‘garbage patches’ has been found in the Great Lakes, especially microscopic beads used in many personal care products.

Great Lakes plagued by tiny plastic beads
Plastic pollution similar to ocean ‘garbage patches’ has been found in the Great Lakes, especially microscopic beads used in many personal care products.

02

Jun

Tiny monsters haunt the Great Pacific Garbage PatchA single-celled, coral-killing creature with ‘devil horns’ has been found on microplastics in the open Pacific Ocean, raising concerns that plastic pollution can help dangerous species invade new habitats.

Tiny monsters haunt the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
A single-celled, coral-killing creature with ‘devil horns’ has been found on microplastics in the open Pacific Ocean, raising concerns that plastic pollution can help dangerous species invade new habitats.