Plastic Pollution in The Ocean

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines
Air Date: Week of July 1, 2022 stream/download this segment as an MP3 file Researchers at Sichuan University have developed a fishbot that could help clean up …
India imposes ban on single-use plastics. But will it be enforced?
NEW DELHI — India on Friday became the latest country to impose a ban on most single-use plastics, part of a growing but patchy global effort to …
Clock is ticking on California's landmark plastics reduction legislation
The legislative path to reducing plastic waste in California became significantly clearer on Tuesday when the Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted 9-0 to approve a bill that …
When it comes to sustainable packaging, there’s no “one size fits all” option
June 28, 2022 — Think about the last time you went to the grocery store. Maybe you bought a gallon of milk, a carton of strawberries, a …
To cut ocean plastic pollution, aquaculture turns to renewable gear
Erin Adams steers a refurbished lobster boat down Harraseeket River toward Casco Bay in southern Maine. As she passes the tiny Pound of Tea Island, where sea …
World leaders confront 'ocean emergency' at U.N. conference
The ocean covers about 70 percent of Earth’s surface, yet it is often missing from discussions about tackling climate change, plastic pollution, biodiversity loss and other pressing …
UN head declares ‘ocean emergency’ as global leaders gather in Lisbon
UN head declares ‘ocean emergency’ as global leaders gather in LisbonAntónio Guterres says the world must turn the tide of rising sea levels, ocean heating, acidification and …
Plastic pollution in Nigeria is poorly studied but enough is known to urge action
In recent years, the amount of plastic in the environment has become a global concern. With the world population approaching eight billion , more and more plastic …
Viruses can survive in water by ‘hitch-hiking’ on microplastics, new study finds
Viruses can survive and remain infectious by “hitch-hiking” on microplastics in freshwater, scientists have found, raising concern about the impact on human health.Researchers from the University of …
Aquaman 2 to show effects of ocean pollution
Lisbon, Jun 27 (EFE).- Upcoming Superhero film Aquaman 2 will show the impact of pollution and global warming on oceans, US movie star and ocean activist Jason …
Study finds human-created microplastics in Flathead Lake
A recent study conducted at the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station confirmed microplastic pollution in Flathead Lake, which can be traced back to various types …
California lawmakers want to make brands use less single-use plastic
Instead of focusing solely on ramping up recycling, the Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act would require companies to cut the amount of plastic in their packaging—and nudge …
Can a future fleet of robotic fish clean up microplastic pollution in the ocean?
Microplastics are a menace. They’ve been found everywhere from the top of Mount Everest to melted Antarctic snow. Microplastics have even been found circulating in human blood. …
Canada is banning single-use plastics by the end of the year
Canada is banning the manufacture and importation of single-use plastics by the end of the year, the government announced on Monday, in a major effort to combat …
Canada to ban single-use plastics to combat climate change, pollution
Canada will ban the manufacture and importation of “harmful” single-use plastics by the end of the year, the government said, in a sweeping effort to fight pollution …
It’s high time to put a lid on plastics
In summary Plastics recycling has largely failed us, and the consequences for our environment and health are significant. California leaders are considering ways to curb the use …
Canada sets dates to ban some single-use plastics
The Canadian government is banning companies from importing or making plastic bags and Styrofoam takeout containers by the end of this year, their sale by the end …
The ocean is a critical solution to climate change, groups tell Biden
Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202! Congrats to all the winners of the Covering Climate Now journalism awards 🎉!Exclusive: The ocean is a critical solution …
Inside the fight to force makers of plastic trash to clean up their mess
The moment may be at hand for Californians to turn the tide on a sea of plastic waste that environmentalists say is destroying life in the ocean, …