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Tag: Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Our top picks: today's environmental news and best #greenreads.
Our top picks: the best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Comics for a cause: We're kind of in love with this newly published graphic novel about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Let's hope it doesn't arrive in shrinkwrap. TreehuggerLife on the rails: The long embattled... read more >
All that you touch: This absolutely mind-bending timelapse video of Sunday's annular solar eclipse will remind you how incredibly small and fragile this pale blue dot called Earth really is. Still, we can't help but wish... read more >
Bus blues: Cities like Pittsburgh and Boston are having to make drastic cuts in bus and train service as the economic crisis continues to provide them with lower-than-expected tax revenues. For an extra dose of irony, these... read more >
Dolphin disaster: Terrible things are happening off the coast of Peru: dolphins are dying, pelicans are starving, are now tourists are being warned to stay away from the beaches. What's causing it? No one knows -- or no one'... read more >
Check out this new (very short) video by the Plastic Pollution Coalition, about you-know-what in our oceans. It's short, sweet, intoxicating -- and effective.I like the film's simple message, which is aimed at individuals... read more >
Chicago breathes easier: Midwestern Generation will close two controversial coal-fired power plants within the Chicago city limits after a decades-long effort by health and environmental activists and the adoption of a new... read more >
We thought the sea was infinite and inexhaustible. It is not. A new vision of its future is long overdue.
Sea of Trash, a compelling report on the growing problem of plastic trash in the world's oceans in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine, has some photos that floored me, especially this one: I was half-raised by 1970s TV... read more >
There's a Texas-size whorl of refuse -- mostly shreds of plastic that often have soaked up some of the nastiest pollutants imaginable -- floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Let that sink in for a minute. A patch... read more >