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Nearly 269000 Tons Of Plastic Currently Pollute The Earths

Nearly 269,000 Tons Of Plastic Currently Pollute The Earth's Oceans

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than five trillion pieces of plastic garbage weighing a combined 269,000 tons are currently polluting the world’s oceans, according to the authors of a new paper published Wednesday in...

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2014-07-08 23:09:59

Algalita to host interactive broadcast and expert panel on July 20 from the North Pacific Ocean to discuss the latest research and issues regarding plastic pollution in our oceans.

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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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