NASA Images Show Dark, Polluted NC Rivers Flowing Into Ocean After Hurricane Florence

September 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm




Rivers polluted by Duke Energy’s coal ash and flooded manure lagoons at factory farms are creating giant, dark plumes in the Atlantic Ocean

Ocean Fish Could Be Extinct by 2048, Ecologists Warn

April 5, 2018 at 3:26 pm




There will be no more fish in the ocean in 30 years if we keep fishing at current rates, study warns

Scotland Becomes First Country to Outlaw Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Swabs

January 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm




Plastic stems from cotton swabs collected on a beach in Scotland. Credit: BBC

Scotland just cut it’s contribution to ocean plastic pollution in half by banning the sale of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs.

Warming Oceans Are Losing Oxygen at Breathtaking Rates, Threatening Mass Extinction of Marine Life, Scientists Warn

January 7, 2018 at 6:59 pm




Zero-oxygen “dead zones,” where marine life cannot survive, have quadrupled in size since 1950, new study finds

A fisherman Chile wading in dead sardines, a result of algae blooms that suck oxygen out of the water. Credit: Felix Marquez, Associated Press

Global warming and agricultural pollution have drastically reduced oxygen levels in the ocean over the last 70 years.

Coastal dead zones with zero oxygen have quadrupled in size since 1950, while the number of very low oxygen sites have multiplied tenfold, a new study published in the journal Science finds.

Scientists Call for a Ban on Glitter, The Latest Microplastic Found Polluting the Ocean

November 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

Like microbeads, glitter is a microplastic polluting the ocean and seafood




As we inch closer toward fulfilling the prediction of more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, every bit we keep out counts – even glitter.

Menstrual Products Are the Fifth Most Common Plastic Polluting the Ocean

November 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Here are three easy ways to keep your period plastic free: