Trash along Harrisburg’s 3rd Street is building in storm water assets

February 12, 2020

Excessive amounts of garbage have been collecting in storm water assets along 3rd Street. “This was all full of trash, not just from a day or so,” said Elizabeth Hall, …

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Ocean Conservancy Continues The Fight Against Plastic Waste With A Pledge To Quit The Cutlery Campaign

February 11, 2020

People are fed up with plastic. They’re refusing plastic straws, bringing their own grocery bags and carrying reusable water bottles. And now Ocean Conservancy is joining the growing chorus against …

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The Guys Who Sell Ocean Plastic Bracelets Are Closing in on 8 Million Pounds of Waste Pulled From the Sea

February 4, 2020

If you’ve ever liked or supported a page on Facebook that has to do with plastic pollution, you may have seen an advertisement for a $20 dollar bracelet made of …

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More plastic than fish? Business leader and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt talks ocean health at U of T event

December 9, 2019

By 2050, there could be more plastic in the world’s oceans by weight than fish. This was just one of many shocking statistics philanthropist Wendy Schmidt presented at a recent …

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Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries

December 9, 2019

A new global project to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries has been launched today (5 December) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Food …

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Artists create gallery show from trash

September 30, 2019

In the right-hand corner of the Astoria Visual Arts gallery, out of an arrangement of abandoned Styrofoam and a jumble of microplastic, tiny green plants grow. They’re surrounded by trash …

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Join #TeamOcean During the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup

September 18, 2019

The International Coastal Cleanup is just around the corner and we are grabbing our gloves, suiting up, and heading out to clean up our beaches, Great Lakes, and waterways. This …

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Young, Bonamici Unveil Next Step to Remove, Prevent Marine Pollution

July 29, 2019

Last week, Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Co-Chairs of the House Oceans Caucus, introduced legislation to strengthen efforts to remove and prevent marine debris. Every minute, the …

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Big Manistee River Clean Up brings in over 200 pounds of trash

July 24, 2019

The Michigan United Conservation Clubs, in partnership with Steelhead Manifesto, hosted the fifth annual Big Manistee River Clean Up in the Huron-Manistee National Forests on Saturday. More than four dozen …

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Grants available for water pollution projects in Nevada

July 23, 2019

Nevada’s Environmental Protection Division is offering about $1 million in grants for projects to prevent or control non-point source water pollution. Non-point source pollution occurs when rain, snow melt or …

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