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David Katz: How Can We Address Ocean Plastic Pollution And Poverty At The Same Time?

Millions of tons of plastic flow into the ocean each year. David Katz's Plastic Bank helps turn off the tap — and gives the poor an income source — creating a circular economy around plastic waste.
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Readers write: Dangers of plastic pollution, possible solution in charcoal, walk through little-seen aspects of Africa, and race against time

Letters to the editor for the Dec. 3, 2018 weekly magazine.
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Retailers promise to reduce glitter use over plastic pollution fears [Video]Retailers promise to reduce glitter use over plastic pollution fears  01:57

Several retailers, including Waitrose, have promised to phase out the use of glitter to prevent plastic pollution.

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Reducing a Deadly Problem for Sea Animals [Video]Reducing a Deadly Problem for Sea Animals  04:30

The devastating problem of plastic pollution in our oceans is well-known when it comes to land-based litter. But the most harmful form of marine litter, a lesser-known danger hidden at the bottom of..

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Santa Cruz County bans small plastic hotel toiletry bottles [Video]Santa Cruz County bans small plastic hotel toiletry bottles  02:35

It's hoped the ban helps with plastic pollution in the ocean

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Plastic Whale Turns Plastic Waste into High End Furniture [Video]Plastic Whale Turns Plastic Waste into High End Furniture  03:00

Plastic Whale Turns Plastic Waste into High End Furniture

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The Blockchain Solution to Plastic [Video]The Blockchain Solution to Plastic  03:00

The Blockchain Solution to Plastic

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Study finds microplastics in the guts of most sea turtles [Video]Study finds microplastics in the guts of most sea turtles  01:59

Plastic may be impacting sea turtles more than you might think. According to a new international study, plastic was found in the gut of every single sea turtle researchers examined, casting..

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Prince Charles insists he won’t be a meddling monarch: ‘I’m not that stupid’

LONDON — Prince Charles has especially strong views on many things: plastic pollution, modern architecture, organic farming, and even the plight of the Patagonian toothfish. But the heir to the..
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Ocean Cleanup system arrives at Great Pacific Garbage Patch, starts cleaning up plastic

After three weeks of testing and travel, the Ocean Cleanup system has arrived at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to pick up plastic pollution.
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Meet the man biking on water to save the planet — Mashable Originals

In 2017, Dhruv Boruah began cycling on the River Thames to collect plastic waste in the water. He used the stunt as a way to inform curious onlookers about the threat of plastic pollution in our..
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UN General Assembly president thanks Pope for commitment to multilateralism (@mfespinosaEC)

Ecuador’s María Fernanda Espinosa began her one-year term as president of the United Nations General Assembly in September. She met with Pope Francis on October 29 and said that the two discussed..
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These mysterious black pods at the beach hide amazing sea creatures — here's how to see them

these mysterious black pods at the beach hide amazing sea creatures — here's how to see them
· *Black pouches with tendrils that wash up on beaches are not seaweed or kelp — they're** the egg cases of fish called skates.* · *Some of these egg cases contain live fish embryos.* · *Holding..
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Humans are ruining dolphins' sex lives

As if dolphins don’t have enough to worry about with ocean predators and plastic pollution, researchers have revealed that humans are ruining their sex lives.
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Solgaard Introduces a Backpack Made Entirely from Plastic Recovered from the Ocean

With Daypack, Solgaard has a goal to remove 100 million pounds of plastic from the oceans in the next 5 years NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 23, 2018 Today, Solgaard introduces the first product in..
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People are pooping plastic and pollution might be to blame, pilot study suggests

Microplastics were found in stool samples of every participant in a study presented this week at a global gastroenterology conference.
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Environmental Activist Lizzie Carr Is Paddling for the Planet - After overcoming cancer, Carr set out on a mission to put an end to plastic pollution.

Four years ago, Lizzie Carr‘s life suddenly changed. After years in an unsatisfying career in the corporate world, Carr submitted her resignation and set off on a ten-month eco-adventure to remote..
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New Study Reveals Staggering Levels of Microplastic Pollution in Tennessee River

A new scientific study, announced at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute, examines the health of the Tennessee River. Researchers were shocked by the extreme levels of microplastics..
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This art installation is made out of plastic waste collected from the ocean

Plastic pollution is huge problem for the world's oceans, with an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste entering the global marine environment each year, and posing a serious threat to..
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Norway wants to clean up our oceans. Here's how it could work.

Earlier this year, Norway's minister of international development visited Ghana. Minister Nikolai Astrup had a simple request: He wanted to spend some time with his team collecting trash from..
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Trilobites: The Marvelous Filters in the Manta Ray’s Mouth

The car-sized, kite-shaped fishes don’t have to clear their throats because of their unique method of filtration that could be applied to preventing plastic pollution in the seas.
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30 Mississippi River mayors agree to reduce plastic waste

Three mayors from Louisiana signed an agreement to cut plastic pollution in the river by 20 percent.
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Straw ban alone won't keep plastic out of oceans

Cities and companies are phasing out single-use straws, but seriously reducing plastic pollution will take much more
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The world's biggest garbage patch is growing. How can we clean it up?

The ocean is full of trash. Whether it’s on the coast, near the coast, in the open ocean, or on the seafloor, evidence of humanity’s impact on the environment is widespread and abundant. Each..
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California bans automatically providing plastic straws

The plastic straws littering San Francisco's bar tops and tables are being swiped away with a new state law. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the new law Thursday, which applies only to full-service, dine-in..
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Mosquitoes are eating plastic, moving pollution up the food chain, researchers say

A Biology Letters study found that when a mosquito larvae eats microplastic, that plastic can remain in the insect's body into adulthood.
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