The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires (Los Angeles Times)
October 2, 2019

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem — turns out, it just might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters. That is one of many new findings, released Wednesday, from the most comprehensive study to …

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Creative Reuse: A Crafty Solution to Ocean Pollution
August 15, 2019

By Madeline Bankson As landfills brim with waste and ocean plastic amasses, artists and businesses are turning to creative reuse as a responsible avenue for sourcing materials.  Could creative reuse be part of the green cultural shift we need in …

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Remote Island Chain Has Few People — But Hundreds Of Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic (NPR)
May 16, 2019

When a marine biologist from Australia traveled to a remote string of islands in the Indian Ocean to see how much plastic waste had washed up on the beaches, here’s just part of what she found: “373,000 toothbrushes and around …

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AltaSea: Trending – November 14, 2018
November 12, 2018

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE Huge Cluster of Octopuses Observed Southwest of Monterey (KQED) AltaSea partner, Ocean Exploration Trust and their research vessel E/V Nautilus are in the news. It was at …

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