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Image 1 - Debris Field From Japan’s Tsunami To Hit US Next Year
2011-10-26 04:49:09

An estimated 5 million to 20 million tons of debris now floating in the ocean following Japan's massive tsunami is due to hit the shores Hawaii by early next year, before reaching the U.S. West coast sometime in 2014.

2011-10-19 13:04:37

Scientists are reporting that household washing machines seem to be a major source of so-called "microplastic" pollution — bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin — that they now have detected on ocean shorelines worldwide.

2011-08-12 11:30:00

BELFORD, N.J., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Seafood Cooperative of Belford is the latest addition to the Fishing for Energy initiative, the program providing commercial fishermen a cost-free way to recycle old and unusable fishing gear.

2011-07-15 12:00:00

MIAMI, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Point Marina is the first harbor in Florida to join the Fishing for Energy initiative.

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2011-07-04 07:57:22

SEAPLEX researchers estimate tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested by fish in middle ocean depths of North Pacific Ocean.

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2011-06-30 05:05:00

The number of US beach closings and health advisories reached 24,091 in 2010, the second-highest level in 21 years.

2011-06-30 00:00:27

Green Builder Media announced today that environmentalist and explorer, Dr.


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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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