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Remember That $20 Million Ocean Cleanup Project? It Isn’t Working.

Published: 
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 5:54pm

Organizers for The Ocean Cleanup, which launched the project in September, already had their work cut out for them—the floating garbage patch is made up of an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, which has coalesced into a field of debris twice the size of Texas, weighing in at 88,000 tons (that’s the equivalent of 500 jumbo jets, yikes).

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American Airlines Joins Efforts To Eliminate Plastic Straws, Stirrers

Published: 
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:38pm

American Airlines announced Tuesday that it is joining global corporate and government efforts to reduce plastic waste by removing plastic straws from its airport lounges, the first of several planned steps.

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Protecting your skin and saving baby corals doesn't have to be mutually exclusive

Published: 
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:17pm

Beach season is officially in full swing, with Americans heading to the coast to swim, lounge, camp, party and generally cool off from the heat-drenched cities. And because we’ve been so well trained to avoid the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer, most beachgoers will be mindful to slather on a generous coating of sunscreen.

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Yet Another Dead Whale Is Grave Reminder Of Our Massive Plastic Problem

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Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:29pm

A sperm whale was found washed ashore dead after swallowing 64 pounds of plastic debris. The male sperm whale was found on the Murcian coast in southern Spain in late February, reminding us how critical plastic waste in the oceans has become.

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San Diego County supervisors join brewing legal battle against feds over Tijuana sewage spills

Published: 
Thu, 10/12/2017 (All day)

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to join the growing legal campaign to force the federal government to do more to stop sewage from spilling over the border from Tijuana and routinely fouling beaches.