Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Great pacific garbage patch

  • The amount of plastic trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has increased 100-fold during the past 40 years, causing profound changes to the marine environment, according to a new study.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The great Pacific garage patch is giving sea striders a place to breed out on the open ocean, changing the natural environment there, new research suggests.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • An increase in plastic debris floating in a zone between Hawaii and California is changing the environment of at least one marine insect, scientists reported.
  • (CBC)
  • The great Pacific garbage patch is giving sea striders a place to breed out on the open ocean, changing the natural environment there, new research suggests.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Researchers at San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography have released a study they say show that plastic in the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" has increased by 100 times the amount of what was found in the region 40 years ago.
  • (Inhabitat.com)
  • Since the 1970s, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an area of the ocean clotted with plastic microparticles — has grown 100-fold. And this is very bad news, not only because of the creatures it harms but because of the ones it helps.
  • (Grist)
  • Scientists have found that the massive swirl of plastic waste known as the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' has increased a hundredfold since the early 1970s, which could spell major changes for California and other coastal states.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • Plastic garbage in the ocean has increased 100-fold in the past 40 years and could have ecosystem-wide impacts, according to a study released Tuesday.
  • (Common Dreams)
  • also known as the great Pacific garbage patch, according to researchers. The patch has increased in size 100 times since the 1970s, including its swathe of microplastic particles of less than 5mm diameter.
  • (The Guardian)

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