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New research finds that thousands of sharks and rays could be entangled in the plastic polluting Earth’s oceans. Scientists at the UK’s University of Exeter examined existing scientific literature and took to Twitter to find documented instances...
About 5,000 tonnes of the mineral bauxite has spilled into a bay in Solomon Islands where a bulk carrier ran aground earlier this year, spilling thousands of litres of oil.The latest spill at Rennell, near a World Heritage Area, has locals suffering...
The Ocean Cleanup project has been redesigned and relaunched, as it makes its second attempt to clean up a giant pile of plastic concentrated in the Pacific Ocean. Last September The Ocean Cleanup made the world’s first attempt to...
Lecomte, from France, will set off from Hawaii on Thursday, local time, to swim 555 kilometres through an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to California. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
This research found that coastal regions of some least-developed countries (LDCs) are connected to areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) through larval dispersal and the potential dispersal of pollutants. Click on the link below to read the...
Roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters our oceans each year. Better management of waste on land, new technologies, and new financing mechanisms are among the actions needed to stem the tide of plastic littering our oceans, Ryan...
The oceans are among our biggest resource and also our biggest dumping grounds. Because they are so vast and deep, many of us believe that no matter how much garbage we dump into them, the effects would be negligible. Click on the link below to read...
A remediation programme to protect island ecosystems from damage caused by oil pollution from World War II wrecks sunk in the Pacific Ocean was launched in Newcastle Harbour today. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
A remote tropical island paradise off the coast of Western Australia in the Indian Ocean has become home to hundreds of tonnes of rubbish. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Every year, 8 million tons of plastic flow into the ocean and break down into microplastics. Because many organisms eat them, microplastics have the potential to crash marine ecosystems and leach poisons into our seafood. Click on the link below to...