Two fragments of blue microplastic surrounded by diatom phytoplanktonPhoto by: seen under a microscope Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets. Following this week’s revelations […]

via Sea Salt Around The World Is Contaminated By Plastic — Hurn Publications

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And they could use your help! FACT #1 About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually[1]. Of those, 236,000 tons are microplastics[2] – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail FACT #2 There are five massive patches of plastic in the oceans around the world. These huge concentrations […]

via 4ocean has removed 2,552,176 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines — Hurn Publications

The LA Times reports California regulators voted Tuesday to strengthen state safeguards for thousands of wetlands and streams that are about to lose federal protections in a Trump administration rollback of the Clean Water Act. Nearly 90% of California’s historic wetlands have been filled in or plowed under, and the state has said it is vital to […]

via California adopts new wetlands rules to protect them from Trump rollbacks — Natural History Wanderings

The ruling temporarily halts drilling on 300,000 acres of leases in Wyoming. How Trump is hindering the fight to stop climate change Scientists say global warming nears an irreversible level, President Trump has been promoting business growth instead of climate change. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis A federal judge […]

via Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignore climate change … The Washington Post — The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō’bear Re’por)