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Microplastics Worse For Marine Life Than Previously Thought

Microplastics Worse For Marine Life Than Previously Thought

University of Exeter The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter. Scientists also...

Latest Ocean pollution Stories

2014-07-23 23:13:46

Surprising new information and photos about plastic pollution were revealed by Algalita in an exclusive live satellite broadcast from the great garbage patch in the North Pacific Ocean. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 A live satellite broadcast from the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” on Sunday allowed more than 100 people to speak directly with Captain Charles Moore and the research crew currently conducting a series of experiments about the impacts of plastic pollution on the...

Concern About 'Microplastics' In The Ocean Expressed By Leading Scientists
2014-07-11 03:06:59

Sea Education Association Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms. This is the view of two of the world's most eminent authorities on the subject, Professor Kara Lavender Law, of Sea Education Association (Woods Hole, MA), and Professor Richard Thompson of Plymouth University (UK). In an article published today...

2014-07-10 23:01:49

Widespread presence of Microplastics in the oceans pose potential physical and toxicological risks. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms. This is the view of two of the world’s most eminent authorities on the subject, Professor Kara Lavender Law, of Sea Education Association...

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. RSVP required to attend event in Southern California Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Algalita, the Long Beach Marine Research and Education organization, in partnership with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, will bring from the middle of the North Pacific Central Gyre to the mainland an interactive broadcast...

2014-06-24 08:23:41

HONG KONG, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (Nasdaq: CLWT) today reported that although the company has submitted all necessary documents to China's Classification Society (CCS) for its 300 Cubic Meters per hour BWTS certification in May 2014, however, it may take longer time than expected for CCS to review and approve all the submitted documents especially the additional documents and technical clarifications requested recently by them. The company is...

2014-06-06 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8(th), Fishing for Energy, the public-private partnership aimed at reducing the adverse effects of derelict fishing gear and marine debris, has announced $150,000 in grant support from Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. The funds will support projects that increase public awareness of the threat derelict gear (gear that is lost in the ocean) and marine debris pose to the...

2014-06-05 16:20:52

LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:The MARPOL Marine Auxiliary Systems Market 2013-2023http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/defence/marpol_marine_auxiliary_systems_market.html Report DetailsFor the very first time a market intelligence report discussing the intricacies of the MARPOL Marine Auxiliary System Market has been introduced. Visiongain finds that the Global MARPOL Marine Auxiliary System Market is worth...

2014-06-03 12:27:40

LONDON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:The World Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) Market 2013-2023http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/water/world_ballast_water_treatment_system_bwts_market_2013_2023.htmlReport DetailsThere have been so many vagaries in the ballast water treatment system market that it has stimulated considerable interest in investigating the market further with analysis of the developments,...

2014-04-08 23:32:31

Fluid Tech, Inc., a 30-year old environmental remediation products and services company, has been acquired by a group of investors and will continue operations as Fluid Tech LLC. Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Fluid Tech's patented absorbents and solidification agents for use in treating industrial, hazardous, and radioactive wastes have been approved and utilized at commercial and U.S. Government waste disposal sites since 1986. These products include the popular...

Exxon Valdez oil spill
2014-02-27 11:49:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report presented at the American Geophysical Union meeting on Wednesday, researchers from the US Geological Survey have found intact oil left over from the Exxon Valdez spill off the coast of Alaska 25 years ago. The researchers noted that the amount of remnant oil they found is just a tiny fraction of the spill that poured out of the infamous oil tanker in March 1989. Gail Irvine of the USGS’s Alaska Science Center...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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