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Taking on microfibers — One washing machine at a time

Microfiber pollution is unknown to most people, but they pose a risk to our marine and freshwater aquatic habitats and humans. Several products have come on the market recently that tackle this problem, one laundry room at a time.

'Our Ocean Conference' — Washington D.C. Sept. 15-16 (Part 1)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will host the 2016 "Our Ocean Conference" to be held in Washington D.C. on September 15-16. The hallmark of the 2016 conference will be new commitments for meaningful action to protect our oceans.

‘Inspirational’ Dutch teenager wins UN's top environmental award

Geneva - Dutchman Boyan Slat has become the youngest ever winner of the United Nations’ top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award for his inspirational work to clean up the world’s oceans.

UK scientist: Oceans face serious risk from carbon emissions

Sir Mark Walport, the UK's leading chief scientist, warned the world's oceans face a growing and serious threat from man-made carbon emissions.

Australia presses for international ban on geoengineered oceans

Sydney - Australia is pressing for a ban on geoengineering the oceans with iron sulfate, a process which came to prominence last year after an attempt was made to augment salmon stocks off the Canadian Pacific coast by adding chemicals to ocean waters.

Op-Ed: The Great Plastic Lakes? Plastic in the water by the ton

Sydney - The Great Great Lakes Garbage Patch, like its disgusting relatives in the Pacific and elsewhere, is underway. Rejoice, Americans and Canadians, now you’ve got something else to die of, literally and figuratively.

Unseen dangers from the Japanese tsunami may linger for decades

The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.

Japanese 'ghost ship' fishing vessel spotted adrift near Canada

Vancouver - A Japanese fishing vessel swept away by the tsunami which engulfed the east coast of Japan in March 2011 has been spotted adrift off the west coast of Canada.

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Marine debris accumulation locations in the North Pacific Ocean
Marine debris accumulation locations in the North Pacific Ocean
Boyan Slat  teenage founder of the innovative The Ocean Cleanup initiative who has become the younge...
Boyan Slat, teenage founder of the innovative The Ocean Cleanup initiative who has become the youngest recipient of a prestigious UNEP environmental award.
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