NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program has awarded more than $9.3 million in grants to support coral conservation projects and scientific studies in seven U.S.
A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean that is three times the size of France has successfully picked up plastic from the high seas for the first time.
When you're the first person ever to visit the deepest part of the ocean all alone, it's safe to say you have a unique perspective on things. Movie director James Cameron has this claim to fame – along with creating Titanic and Avatar, also noteworthy accomplishments!
From the depths of the Mariana Trench to the salt on our tables, plastic pollution has infiltrated our planet. Plastic is a material designed to be “thrown away” without considering the fact that “away” does not exist.
Humans unleash mountains of plastic into the sea each year, and that rate is only accelerating as plastic production grows around the world.
Ever since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the country has struggled with containing its contaminated water. But it's running out of room—and time.
Microplastic pollution is a threat to marine life and is found in the bodies of animals all along the food chain. Detecting microplastic pollution levels in the oceans is becoming increasingly important, in part so that sources can be found and vulnerable species protected if possible.
The National Environment Service has hit back at claims they told accommodation owners to throw rubbish back into the ocean.
Amid reports that Japan is planning on dumping more than 1 million tons of radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean, an official at Greenpeace Seoul raised concerns over the potential damage such action may cause to the Pacific ecosystem and neighboring countries.
Labor has lashed the prime minister for ignoring the climate change concerns of Pacific Island nations, saying a push to crack down on ocean plastics still leaves a “giant hole” in the Coalition’s environment policy. Link to full article below.