Oceans

Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

One common tactic of renewable energy opponents is to emphasize the new technology’s environmental impact in a way that disguises the harm caused by what it is intended to replace. For example, wind power opponents often point to the turbines’ threat to birds. However, a 2012 study found that fossil fuel plants kill 35 times […]

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    Trash Gathered at National Parks Reveals Need to Speed Plastic Phaseout

    Trash Gathered at National Parks Reveals Need to Speed Plastic Phaseout

    From July 1 to September 30 of this year, more than 500 citizen scientists recorded the litter they encountered at national parks and federal lands across the country as part of the Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz. Now, the results are in and they indicate that policy makers need to speed up their timeline for getting single-use […]

    Marine Life and Ocean Threats 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Marine Life and Ocean Threats 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Quick Key Facts Marine environments cover 70% of Earth. Over 50% of oxygen on the planet comes from oceans. Top threats to oceans include pollution, noise and climate change. Plastic pollution is expected to outweigh all fish in the oceans by 2050. Prescription drugs, agricultural runoff, industry discharge and even sunscreen chemicals can alter the […]

    Greenpeace Report: ‘Most Plastic Is Just Not Recyclable’

    Greenpeace Report: ‘Most Plastic Is Just Not Recyclable’

    We can’t recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis.  That’s the definitive conclusion of a new Greenpeace report released Monday that found that only five to six percent of plastics in the U.S. were actually recycled, a major decline from the still relatively low highs of 9.5 percent in 2014 and 8.7 percent […]