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    Salmon Farming’s Dirty Business

    Salmon Farming’s Dirty Business

    Sometimes all it takes is a single photograph to change someone’s mind or inspire them to take action. For Catherine Collins and her husband Douglas Frantz, that was a photo of a yardstick plunged 32 inches into filth below a salmon farm near Port Mouton, Nova Scotia.

    Join the Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz

    Join the Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz

    People visiting U.S. national parks and other wild spaces are advised to leave no trace of their presence on the plants, animals and ecosystems they visit. Despite this, the Department of the Interior (DOI), which manages the nation’s parks, produced almost 80,000 tons of solid waste in 2020, much of it plastic. But what if […]

    UN Chief Declares ‘Ocean Emergency’ on First Day of Global Conference

    UN Chief Declares ‘Ocean Emergency’ on First Day of Global Conference

    From sea level rise to ocean acidification to plastic pollution, our planet faces an “ocean emergency,” UN Secretary General António Guterres said on the first day of the UN Ocean Conference. The conference, which is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 27 to July 1, is an international gathering co-hosted by the governments of […]

    Scientists Develop Robotic Fish That Consumes Microplastics

    Scientists Develop Robotic Fish That Consumes Microplastics

    One of the dangers posed by microplastic pollution in the oceans is that fish and other marine life might eat it by mistake. But could a solution to the problem involve a robot designed to consume it on purpose? Researchers at Sichuan University in China have developed a proof-of-concept for a robotic fish that can […]

    New Type of Toxic Pollution Called ‘Plastitar’ Found on Canary Islands

    New Type of Toxic Pollution Called ‘Plastitar’ Found on Canary Islands

    Plastic pollution in the oceans. Microplastics. Oil spills. Each of these items is already a distinct crisis. But researchers in the Canary Islands have coined a term for a new type of pollution they are finding in their studies: plastitar. According to the scientists, plastitar is washing up around shores of islands and consists of […]

    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    When you think of the New York Harbor, you might imagine boats, skyscrapers, a noisy traffic on the nearby streets of NYC. What you may not expect to find are dolphins. But according to a newly released study from Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Harbor is a popular feeding ground for bottlenose dolphins from […]