Countries Make Move to Curb Plastic Waste in OceansAn intergovernmental conference has taken early steps toward drawing up an agreement to curb plastic pollution and marine litter around the world, which can choke off sea life, harm food safety and coastal tourism and contribute to climate change.
Mission To Pull Plastic From Pacific Ocean Nets 40 Tons From Garbage PatchEnvironmentalists on a mission to clean up the ocean of plastic pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup Work Tackled By Sausalito Non-ProfitOcean Voyages Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Sausalito, has just announced it has successfully removed more than 40 tons of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch Cleanup Boom Breaks ApartA trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart and will be hauled back to dry land for repairs.
Ocean Cleanup Clears Open-Sea Trial, Heads to Great Pacific Garbage PatchAn ambitious effort to corral and remove plastic from the ocean cleared an open-ocean trial this week and is now headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Huge Boom Towed Out Golden Gate To Cleanup Great Pacific Trash PatchA 2,000-foot long floating boom was towed out to sea Saturday from the San Francisco Bay to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an zone of floating trash between between Hawaii and California the size of Texas.
Plan To Clean Up Great Pacific Garbage Patch Nears LaunchBay Area researchers have come up with a way to tackle the enormous problem of plastic debris in the ocean, a device designed to clean up what’s known as the Great Pacific garbage patch.
Group To Clean Up Pacific Garbage Patch 2 Years Earlier Than PlannedA Dutch foundation says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating junk known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months
Boaters Mapping Floating Garbage Patch In North Pacific Return To San FranciscoVolunteer crews on 30 boats have been measuring the size and mapping the location of tons of plastic waste floating between the West Coast and Hawaii.
20-Year-Old Dutch Inventor Crowd-Funding Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup EffortA 20-year-old Dutch inventor is crowd-funding a new cleanup effort that first must measure how much plastic we're dealing with in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the ocean.