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2014-04-04 23:28:59

Study abroad programs provide rare opportunity for undergraduates to conduct hands-on, field-based research in growing field of ocean plastics. Woods Hole, MA

Secret World Of The Plastisphere Being Uncovered
2014-02-26 09:01:39

Scientists are revealing how microbes living on floating pieces of plastic marine debris affect the ocean ecosystem, and the potential harm they pose to invertebrates, humans and other animals.

2014-02-21 23:23:22

The organization dedicated to cleaning up the world's oceans and beaches is joining forces with the founder of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Captain Charles Moore and his foundation, Algalita

2013-12-18 23:00:55

Animal Support and its cofounders -- Dr.

Microplastics Poison Marine Ecosystems
2013-12-03 11:11:00

According to new studies, marine lugworms and other sea creatures are exposed to harmful chemicals when they ingest tiny bits of marine plastic.

2013-10-30 11:02:01

Plastic litter is one of the most significant problems facing the world's marine environments.

Plastic Waste A Hazard For Subalpine Lakes
2013-10-07 13:42:37

Many subalpine lakes may look beautiful and even pristine, but new evidence suggests they may also be contaminated with potentially hazardous plastics.

Microscopic Plastic Particles Found Throughout The Great Lakes
2013-09-02 08:24:52

The Great Lakes, the largest source of fresh water in the world, may not be so fresh anymore. That’s according to researchers with the University of Wisconsin-Superior, who, for the second year in a row, have found plastic particles in the Great Lakes.

2013-07-10 15:30:21

The masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans have become new ecological communities that scientists have named the "Plastisphere."


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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