Latest from Plastic Pollution
January 23, 2013 by Alison Hawkes
From the journal of Brian Kallen, who describes his journey through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Founded in 2001, Oikonos is a non-profit organization working locally and internationally to increase ecosystem knowledge through science, art, technology, and applied conservation. Oikonos’ vision includes incorporating creative ways to communicate knowledge to diverse communities. The organization works to promote understanding and active stewardship of ecosystems by bringing current research projects from the field directly to students, teachers, and the general public.
July 01, 2012 by Daniel McGlynn
It's early on a weekday morning, and Chris Pincetich is sifting through a small pile of debris on Stinson Beach. He's at the high-water mark, called the wrack line. That's where buoyant ocean flotsam gets stuck as the tide goes out. As we walk along, he stops and points out how plastic strapping looks a lot like weathered eelgrass. Pincetich isn't your ordinary beachcomber. He's a scientist trying to compile a local data set for a global problem: marine plastic pollution.
May 20, 2011 by Juliet Grable
How do you get 500-plus kids to sit still on the beach? Tell them a helicopter is about to fly overhead and take their collective photograph, and that by the way, they'll also be on television. It happened at Ocean Beach, and all in the name of ocean conservation.
December 06, 2010 by Erica Reder
Two weeks ago, Los Angeles supervisors voted to ban retailers from distributing single-use plastic bags in unincorporated parts of the county. Then on November 29, the governor argued for a statewide ban of plastic bags at a Sacramento press conference. Now San Jose becomes the nation's largest city to ban plastic bags.
July 01, 2009 by Sue Rosenthal
An extensive resource list and tips on how to minimize your plastic use and how to keep what plastic you do use from ending up in the ocean.