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Plastic: The big breakup

My dog Foosa and I step onto the beach, and in the first few steps I find—as usual—something made of plastic. This beach is strewn with everything from fiberglass buoys to crumbling Styrofoam cups to poorly disposed “disposable”… Read More
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Charles Moore is now a two-time Garbage Patch discoverer (and I can tell you what a Garbage Patch looks like)

On November 1, 2016, I set out with a group of Danish sailors and scientists associated with nonprofit Plastic Change in an old-school sloop called the SY Christianshavn to cover more than 3,000 miles from Marina Del Ray,… Read More
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Abandoned fishing nets: The irony of the sea that keeps on catching (and killing)

It was a cool morning in early spring when a group of volunteer divers jumped off their boat into the calm, turquoise waters off Makronisos Island in Greece. Under the surface lay before them lay a vast reef… Read More
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