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9 Jul 2019 - Tiny plastic particles may also be a vehicle for microbes that sicken or even kill corals, a new study finds.

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20 Aug 2018 - New research suggests that millions of contact lenses may be ending up in U.S. water supplies each year, contributing to ocean pollution.

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17 Jul 2018 - Clothing has been identified as a major polluter, with plastic microfibers ending up in the ocean as polyester, nylon and acrylic are washed.
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2 Jul 2018 - Approximately 40% of the world’s 7.6 billion people live within 62 miles (100km) of an ocean coast. For the other 60%, some of whom may never have even seen an ocean, the seas still play a vital role in their lives.

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19 Jun 2018 - How citizen science informed a new study that revealed the extent of microplastic and microfiber pollution in marine ecosystems.

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27 Apr 2018 - Learn more about the serious problem of plastic in the ocean with this infographic.
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25 Apr 2018 - A new study has found that harmful bacteria can quickly grow on plastic bags in the ocean in as little as 40 days.

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19 Apr 2018 - Up to 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the sea every year - equal to a rubbish truck every minute.

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29 Mar 2018 - A deposit scheme for bottles won’t make a scrap of difference. This stuff is in our food, our clothes – and in us.

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20 Feb 2018 - Thirteen universities and not-for-profit research organizations will share nearly $2.7 million in funding to look closely at the impact of contaminants on fish, marine mammals and other aquatic species.

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1 Feb 2018 - Scientists have revealed for the first time that our rivers and oceans are so rife with plastic that miniscule particles are penetrating every stage of the food chain.

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12 Jan 2018 - Australia: 11 900 plastic bottles. That's how many the Seabin can 'catch' per year.​

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22 Aug 2017 - Emerging evidence suggests that a certain sunblock component in many lotions that may help protect humans from developing skin cancer is a coral killer. Now, researchers have developed a biodegradable bead that can soak up the sunblock ingredient, oxybenzone, like a thirsty sea sponge.

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6 July 2017 - In an indoor "Manchester-drizzle-simulating" rain room at the University of Leeds, and in a laundry lab in Plymouth, research is revealing the unexpected environmental cost of the very clothes on our backs.

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9 Jun 2017 - The future looks much brighter for the world’s oceans after a United Nations summit agreed a flurry of actions to tackle the crisis in our seas.

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LOOP www.loop.pe junto a B-Green y Hunter Douglas se unen para realizar la limpieza de la playa San Pedro el día sábado 27

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27/05/2017 - 08:00 to 13:00
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24 Mar 2017 - The only vessel in the world to fly the UN flag, the Nansen will set sail to address climate change and work towards achieving SDG 14.

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23 Feb 2017 - A team of artists, scientists, activists, and filmmakers took a recent expedition from Bali to Komodo Island to document plastic pollution in the region.

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22 Feb 2017 - Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", conservationists warn.

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17 December 2017 - A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets.

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This study summarizes the state of our knowledge on sources, fate and effect of...
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The report has been prepared pursuant to paragraph 309 of General Assembly...
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