RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2011 07:10 pm
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 06:20 pm
How to clean the plastic out of the sea. How about some brainstorming here peeps?

Maybe breed a multitude of whales? Billions of tiny oil eating microbes? Aircraft carriers turned into ocean water treatment plants?

A mixture of all three maybe?

(Don't cheat when you recycle) Recycle every single tiny piece of plastic you buy.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 07:27 pm
Been questioning the "Good Housekeeping Seal" didn't they put their mark on all of this plastic packaging? Time for "good housekeeping" to CLEAN HOUSE I think... Today do they put their seal on the least ecofriendly product packaging? I tend to think they are bought by big business and not the consumer. Can we even trust this "seal"? Does it not seal our fate in a "plastic" garbage or a dry cleaned clothes bag?

Are they putting seals on products today on packaging with the most dyes and least recyclable materials?

Who needs all these dyes and glamorous packaging when it is killing our HOUSE the earth...
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 02:20 am
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/42379200#42379200

Disgusting!
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 06:48 pm
http://support.edf.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=14747.0
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2011 06:55 pm
Take a look at this.
What do you suppose this is?:

http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00584/Pg-17-turtle_584859a.jpg

No, not an artwork, or anything like that.
It's the amount of plastic rubbish found in a single turtle's stomach.
Shocking, isn't it?

Quote:
Environmentalists examined the stomach of the juvenile turtle found off the coast of Argentina. The bellyful of debris that they found is symptomatic of the increasing threat to the sea turtles from a human addiction to plastic.

Sea turtles often mistake plastic items for jellyfish or other food. Ingesting non-biodegradable ocean pollution can cause a digestive blockage and internal lacerations. The result can be debilitation, followed by death.


Quote:
Humans currently produce 260 million tons of plastic a year. When those products are pulled into the sea's currents, the plastics do not biodegrade but are broken into smaller pieces which are consumed by marine life at the bottom of the food chain. An examination of gastrointestinal obstruction in a green turtle found off Florida discovered that, over the course of a month, the animal's faeces had contained 74 foreign objects, including "four types of latex balloons, different types of hard plastic, a piece of carpet-like material and two 2-4mm tar balls."


Terrible. :
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The biggest rubbish "swill" is the North Pacific Gyre, known as the "great garbage patch", which is the size of Texas and contains an estimated 3.5 million items of detritus, ranging from toys to toothbrushes. .....


The plastic found in a single turtle's stomach:
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-plastic-found-in-a-single-turtles-stomach-2251230.html
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2011 06:59 pm
@dyslexia,
It's all very dys-orienting!
(2 puns for the price of one)
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 18 Apr, 2011 09:42 pm
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/18/scitech/main20055113.shtml
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RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 19 Apr, 2011 04:03 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/21255226
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2011 04:07 am
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ygreen/20110331/sc_ygreen/eightwaysmonsantoisdestroyingourhealth
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2011 06:07 am
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/more-frequent-whale-strandings-has-experts-on-edge.php
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2011 10:13 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8257912.stm
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2011 09:31 pm
What is the purpose of governments if they can't "govern" and protect the land and seas from the scourge of overfishing? We have universities that study these ocean populations and give recommendations only to succumb to big business gluttony and greed. Even the fishermen (and women) think only of their incomes cut with anger and discontentment when limitations are placed so as to protect ocean life. Utterly sickening. Perhaps we need a predator to thin the human herd of these egregious corporate and hunter/poacher offenders...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14066250
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jul, 2011 05:47 am
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43700915/ns/world_news-world_environment/
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jul, 2011 09:20 am
http://www.businessinsider.com/bp-liberty-artificial-island-alaska-2010-6
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 01:32 pm
Record profits coupled with record negligence.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44145049/ns/world_news-world_environment/
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 21 Aug, 2011 08:02 pm
http://www.onearth.org/article/oyster-crash-ocean-acidification

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14576664
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2011 04:39 pm
I signed up!!! Smile

http://www.keepthecoastclear.org/take-action/
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RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 4 Oct, 2011 09:28 pm
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/175136/314/portland.highschoolsports.net
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2011 07:13 pm
Coal Ash Spill In Wisconsin.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#45127233
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