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Plastic oceans: What do we know? As England prepares to introduce a charge for plastic bags - long after many other countries - it's a good moment to catch up on the latest research into plastic in the oceans.

Plastic oceans: What do we know?

Images of seals, turtles and seabirds trapped in plastic rings, ropes and sheeting always have the power to shock. And on a visit to Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, I saw for myself how the island's magnificent albatrosses were eating plastic waste that often proved fatal to them. The tropical beaches were littered with the bodies of albatross chicks whose bellies were filled with everything from old toothbrushes to cigarette lighters to fragments of plastic toys. One particularly moving sight was a baby albatross chick with a small plastic hook jammed in its beak - its parents would have mistaken the object for food. g211 eltra gkonou and mercer paper final web. Travellers-Lodge - come as you are. Can These Inventions Save Oceans From Our Plastic Habit?

NEWPORT BEACH, California—As a lifelong surfer, Louis Pazos has had an up-close look at the world’s plastics problem.

Can These Inventions Save Oceans From Our Plastic Habit?

Just about every time he has paddled out at any of his favorite breaks in Southern California, he has ended up swimming among trash bags and other rubbish. But the floating garbage isn’t just offshore. Twenty years ago, on a lunch date at a waterfront restaurant with his wife, he noticed that the same debris he was swimming with in the open ocean was floating in the local harbors as well. “I remember people cleaning up the trash in one spot in the marina, and within five minutes, the wind had blown more trash to the spot they had just cleaned,” Pazos said.

“I thought, there’s got to be a better way.” Marina Trash Skimmer inventor Louis Pazos. Inspiration struck where so many Southern Californians spend too much time—the freeway. “I was stuck in L.A. traffic one day and literally started drawing plans for my trash skimmer in the car,” he said. Host A Screening Form - Plastic Oceans. Plastic Oceans Foundation. 10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean. 1.

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean

Mind Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Energy Consumption Reduce the effects of climate change on the ocean by leaving the car at home when you can and being conscious of your energy use at home and work. A few things you can do to get started today: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, take the stairs, and bundle up or use a fan to avoid oversetting your thermostat. 2. Make Safe, Sustainable Seafood Choices Global fish populations are rapidly being depleted due to demand, loss of habitat, and unsustainable fishing practices. 3. Plastics that end up as ocean debris contribute to habitat destruction and entangle and kill tens of thousands of marine animals each year. 4. Whether you enjoy diving, surfing, or relaxing on the beach, always clean up after yourself. 5. Certain products contribute to the harming of fragile coral reefs and marine populations. 6.

Read pet food labels and consider seafood sustainability when choosing a diet for your pet. Educational resources for Parents and Teachers. Everyone knows that the history of our planet changed forever some time after the Beijing Olympic Games.

Educational resources for Parents and Teachers

The world's coasts and seas filled up with a very dangerous and polluting species of creature, which looked like a squid, but was called a "Squidge". The squidges were everywhere, and impossible to catch. But the worst aspect of it was that they were filling up the seas with oil, tins, paper, and all kinds of rubbish. It was a terrible situation; the whole planet was quickly contaminated, and advanced investigation teams and hunting expeditions were set up to try to deal with this new plague. But no one could even get close to catching a squidge. Finally, the first person to manage it was a boy called Caesar Tiddler. So imagine the amazement when, on cutting the squidge open, a tiny space ship the size of a shoe was found inside, and inside that space ship were some Martians.

-"We came from a planet that was going to be destroyed," Educational resources for Parents and Teachers. A short story about care for environment. There was once a little grey planet that was very sad.

A short story about care for environment

The people living there hadn't looked after it, despite them having all the inventions and space ships you could ever need. They had contaminated the whole countryside so much with rubbish and pollution that there were no plants or animals left. One day, a little boy was walking on the planet, when he passed a cave and noticed a small red flower inside. The flower was very sick - almost dying - so the boy carefully dug up the flower, with roots, soil and everything.

Then, he started looking for a place where he could look after it. Short Stories About Survival. In these stories, people struggle to survive while the elements, animals, an oppressive system, or other people try to kill them.

Short Stories About Survival

See also Dystopias The Open Boat | Stephen Crane Four men are floating in a dinghy after their boat went down. They are rowing and bailing water, trying to make it to shore. Read “The Open Boat”