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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.

2011-06-08 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fishing for Energy, the unique partnership providing fishermen with a cost-free solution for recycling and recovering energy from old fishing gear, is commemorating World Ocean's Day this year with the achievement of a significant milestone - collecting one million pounds of old fishing gear and marine debris since the program's inception in 2008.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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