The full title of this article from BES Reporter is “Next Stop: Aruba via Bonaire for all-female ocean plastic pollution research crew as part of Circumnavigation.” On November 30, S.V. TravelEdge set sail from Antigua to Aruba via Bonaire with the Red Ensign Group on Leg 4 of their eXXpedition Round the World—a two-year scientific research mission […]

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A report by Daphne Ewing-Chow for Forbes. In 2016, global plastic waste amounted to some 242 million metric tons. Of this, 137 million tonnes (or more than 57%) originated in East Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Central Asia and North America, much of which made its way into the ocean. In 2015, the Journal of Science surveyed […]

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Vox reports Our oceans are filling with plastic, which in turn is filling up the bellies of the creatures in the sea.Recently, researchers examined seven beluga whales harvested by Inuvialuit hunters in Canada. This month they reported that they’d found microplastics in the digestive systems of every whale. Read article at Plastic pollution: The alarming trend […]

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The article “Local experts, international organizations discuss marine pollution, a blue economy” (Dominican Today) says that representatives of international agencies that comprise the Donors Roundtable chaired by the World Bank had a dialogue on the necessity to address marine pollution through policies to control the use of plastic in the Dominican Republic. The conversations included […]

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