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

Published: 
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.

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Coronado beaches reopen weeks after Tijuana sewage spill

Published: 
Tue, 03/07/2017 (All day)

CORONADO, Calif. – Sunday was the first day in several weeks that surfers, swimmers and kids wanting to play in the the wet sand had a green light to touch the Pacific Ocean in Coronado, but miles of beach south of there remained closed due to the huge sewage spill in Tijuana.

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Products with plastic microbeads to be banned under new California law

Published: 
Mon, 10/12/2015 (All day)

Gov. Jerry Brown approved measure Thursday that will ban exfoliating microbeads in personal care products.

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8 Trillion Reasons to Ditch Microbeads

Published: 
Mon, 09/21/2015 (All day)

Toothpaste, body wash, and facial cleansers—if you use any of the hundreds of personal care products that contain microbeads, you’re contributing to the estimated 8 trillion tiny plastic spheres entering aquatic habitats in the United States every day. Need a little help wrapping your head around exactly what that amount of microbeads looks like? According to a new report released Friday from a group of scientists from seven colleges and universities, it’s enough to cover 300 tennis courts every day.