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New report captures PPE pollution problem in Oregon, worldwide

A volunteer-driven effort to clean up litter worldwide is beginning to put real numbers on the amount of discarded personal protective equipment being found in the world's waterways, oceans and land environments, but those numbers likely don't capture the full picture.

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Toxics

Dead, sick baby turtles wash up on central Queensland beaches after eating plastic

Scientists report an "unusually large number" of weeks-old flatback turtles washing up on the Capricorn Coast with plastic debris in their systems.
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Toxics

Hard-hit fishermen turn to new catch: cleaning up marine debris from southeastern shoreline

Since July, a four-man crew of local commercial fisherman have switched their catch, resetting their lines on a different kind of haul: marine debris.

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Plastic Pollution

Researchers at RIT to study pollution of microplastics on Lake Ontario

Plastic debris has been accumulating in bodies of water around the world for decades, impacting wildlife, commerce, and the entire ecosystem. As part of a newly-funded research effort, a team of Rochester Institute of Technology researchers will study how microplastics are affecting Lake Ontario.

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Toxics

How Republican Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan teamed with a climate-crusading Democrat to pass an ocean cleanup bill

An unlikely friendship between a climate change champion from the East Coast and Alaska's junior U.S. senator paved the way for a bipartisan effort in Congress to begin ridding the ocean of plastic debris.

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Toxics

New funding to study microplastics pollution on Delaware Bay blue crabs

Researchers will use the data to model how ocean currents and other environmental conditions might predict where high levels of microplastics can be found in the ocean.
Originals

The sad, ugly fate of our plastic trash in the ocean

Sea turtles of all species are succumbing to a rising wave of trash in oceans and on beaches, according to a global survey of plastic marine pollution conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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