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90 percent of plastics polluting our oceans come from 10 rivers

Our seas are choking on plastic. A staggering eight million metric tons wind up in oceans every year — and if we continue to pollute at this rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Where does all this plastic waste come from?

Cozy clothes and yoga pants — Key source of ocean pollution

Key Largo - Yoga pants, Patagonia's cozy jackets, sweat-wicking athletic wear and other types of comfortable clothing all have one thing in common — these items are emerging as a major source of pollution in our waterways, lakes and oceans.

Op-Ed: Mermaids Hate Plastic: New video gets 1.5 million hits in one day Special

Montreal - Get a mermaid, 10,000 plastic bottles, and a video studio. Try to express a response to a statement like "More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050". That's Benjamin Von Wong’s new viral video, a whole new way of sending a very effective message.

Boyan Slat's dream of cleaning up the oceans becomes reality

The world's first prototype ocean barrier that could catch almost 80 percent of plastics floating on the Ocean's surface is set to be deployed this week, the marine litter initiative, Ocean Cleanup announced on Wednesday.

Ocean plastic cleanup device to launch as pilot project in 2016

Two years ago, Boyan Slat, a then 19-year-old Aerospace Engineering student at TU Delft in Holland, made the claim he could cleanup the oceans vast accumulation of plastics and other marine garbage in about five years.

World's first ocean cleaning system to be deployed in 2016

Seoul - Dutch-registered nonprofit, The Ocean Cleanup, today announced that the world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the oceans will be deployed next year.

Mega Expedition to set sail for Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Los Angeles - On Monday, environmental campaigning organization, Ocean Cleanup, founded by young Dutchman, Boyan Slat, unveiled its Mega Expedition, a massive research undertaking to assess the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Cleaning up Marseille beach, one cigarette butt at a time

Marseille - A recent Surfrider Foundation cleanup, at Prado beaches, near the city of Marseille on France’s Mediterranean coast was designed to highlight the insidious effects of one particular source of pollution – cigarette butts.
 

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Coral reefs are a breeding ground for many ocean fish and they act as a natural weather buffer for c...
Coral reefs are a breeding ground for many ocean fish and they act as a natural weather buffer for coastlines. Scientists suggest ocean acidification will cause severe reductions in coral reef diversity by the middle of this century.
Mila Zinkova
 If the average American uses 167 plastic bottles a year  in 60 years they will have used 10 000 pla...
"If the average American uses 167 plastic bottles a year, in 60 years they will have used 10,000 plastic bottles," — Von Wong
Photography: Benjamin Von Wong
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Artist s impression of how the Tsushima Island array would look. When deployed in 2016 the 2000 mete...
Artist's impression of how the Tsushima Island array would look. When deployed in 2016 the 2000 meter long array would become the world's longest floating structure
The ocean Cleanup

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