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What, exactly, is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

January 23, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

From the journal of Brian Kallen, who describes his journey through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.


Home for wayward plastic bottles

October 10, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Are you a beach trash-collector? Meet Richard James, who's taken the chore to a whole new level and has a request to make of you.


Tiny plastics pellets a big problem in coastal cleanup

September 12, 2012 by Alicia Freese

On September 15, tens of thousands of volunteers will participate in California Coastal Cleanup Day, donning work gloves to gather ...

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Trawling for Plastic in SF Bay

October 01, 2011 by Aleta George

Researchers plan to head out this winter looking for micro-plastic in the Bay. Their first-ever trawl last winter turned up concentrations that actually weren’t as bad as some recorded in other waterways. But that might just mean we’re sending more plastic to the Pacific.

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“Washed Ashore” Exhibit Turns Ocean Plastic into Monumental Sculptures

July 01, 2011 by Carly Peltier

The 16 giant plastic sea creature sculptures on display at the Marine Mammal Center arose from artist Angela Pozzi's desire to find solace in the ocean: "I went to the ocean to look for healing, but I found that the ocean needed healing before it could heal me." Her new exhibit, Washed Ashore, is on display through October 15, 2011.

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Join in for Coastal Cleanup Day!

September 12, 2008 by David Carroll

Thousands of volunteers from around California will converge on beaches, lakes and rivers for the 24th annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 20. You could be one of them!

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