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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AltaSea: Trending – August 7, 2019
August 7, 2019

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE Robert Ballard found the Titanic. Can he find Amelia Earhart’s airplane? (National Geographic) Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared more than 80 years ago, on …

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Plastics Or People? At Least 1 Of Them Has To Change To Clean Up Our Mess (NPR)
July 31, 2019

The avalanche of plastic waste that’s rolling over land and sea has inspired numerous potential solutions. Some involve inventing our way out of the mess by creating new kinds of natural materials that will harmlessly degrade if they’re thrown away. …

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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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Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag (BBC)
May 13, 2019

An American explorer has found plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive. Victor Vescovo descended nearly 11km (seven miles) to the deepest place in the ocean – the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench. He …

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