Topic: Ocean Conservancy
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch will soon include debris from the Japanese tsunami, while one million to 2 million tons of lumber, construction material, refrigerators, TVs, fishing boats and other fragments from Japanese coastal towns make their way across the Pacific.
Avid sailor and educator Mary Crowley is recruiting help to clean up the North Pacific Trash Gyre, a 'garbage patch' of plastic and other trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
05/10/2010 01:23 pm
When cigarette butts become litter, they have a negative impact on the environment. The filters are made of a plastic that can take up to 10 years to decompose.
11/18/2009 12:00 am
Climate change is pushing marine animals out of their protected areas. Ways must be found to ensure that their protection migrates with them, naturalists say.
03/04/2009 12:00 am
The president’s ambitious plan would conserve two large swaths of the Pacific.
12/07/2008 12:00 am
A years-long legal battle for a La Jolla cove may be ending – but for activists on both sides, the seal saga goes on.
07/29/2008 01:00 am
With chinook at record lows in the Sacramento River, fishery will set limits in April.
03/17/2008 01:00 am