Category Archives: Our Concerns

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Digging into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch...

The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex, is a gyre of marine debris particles in the central North Pacific Ocean discovered between 1985 and 1988. It is located roughly between 135°W to 155°W and 35°N and 42°N.[1] The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging very widely depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area.

The patch is characterized by exceptionally high relative concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre.[2] Because of its large area, it is of very low density (4 particles per cubic meter), and therefore not visible from satellite photography, nor even necessarily to casual boaters or divers in the area. It consists primarily of a small increase in suspended, often microscopic, particles in the upper water column.

Slightly Radioactive Water – Florida Aquifer

Weather.com (by Pam Wright) - The public was not notified for three weeks after a massive sinkhole opened up underneath a storage pond in Florida, causing more than 200 million gallons of "slightly radioactive" contaminated wastewater to leak into one of the state's main underground resources of drinking water. According to Mosaic, the world's largest…
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A Plastic Ocean Official Trailer

 

Plastic Oceans Foundation is a UK based charitable organisation

A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.

In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.

The results will astound viewers–just as it did our adventurers–who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.

COMING SOON

Release date: 2016
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlasticOceans
Site: www.aplasticocean.film