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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.

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2011-05-16 09:27:57

Use your smart phone to tackle a growing problem.

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2011-04-06 14:00:55

The huge tsunami triggered by the Tohoku Earthquake destroyed coastal towns near Sendai in Japan, washing such things as houses and cars into the ocean.

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2011-01-05 07:25:00

There is a lot of plastic trash floating in the Pacific Ocean, but claims that the “Great Garbage Patch” between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas are grossly exaggerated, according to an analysis by an Oregon State University scientist.

2010-12-07 17:01:00

MOSS LANDING, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Moss Landing Harbor will be the first harbor in California to join the Fishing for Energy initiative on December 9th. A day-long collection will be held, providing commercial fishermen a cost-free way to recycle old and unusable fishing gear.

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2010-11-04 12:30:00

According to researchers studying the impacts of debris on marine life, one in three loggerhead turtles in the Adriatic Sea has plastic in its intestine.

2010-10-22 15:54:00

PORT OF ASTORIA, Ore., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon port of Astoria 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.

2010-09-21 13:39:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Energy Corporation and Project Kaisei have joined forces to clean up ocean debris as part of a project commitment with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

2010-09-21 11:56:00

Plastic Disclosure Project Driven by the Community of Socially Responsible Investors around the World, Aimed at the Global Reduction of Plastic Waste SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.


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