The Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the pacific trash vortex is a collection of marine debris (litter that ends up in the ocean, seas, and other large bodies of water) in the North Pacific Ocean. It includes two distinct collections of debris which are formed due to the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Read full article...
Over the course of human history, man’s ongoing destruction of the environment has forever altered our natural surroundings. Proof of humanity’s devastating footprint on Earth can be seen in these stunning images below, graciously provided to EcoWatch by the organizers of FotoFest, an internationally known photographic arts and learning nonprofit based in Houston, Texas. Unaltered Stomach Contents of a Laysan […]
Photographer Mandy Barker creates deceptively eye-catching images to document the pandemic of plastic debris in the world’s waterways. Barker, who is based in Leeds, UK, works closely with scientists to collect trash from our oceans and beaches on the edges of nearly every continent. One research expedition covered the debris field (stretching to Hawaii) that resulted from Japan’s 2011 tsunami and earthquake; she has also explored the Inner Hebrides in Scotland with Greenpeace. More
The fifth annual Mo'omomi Cleanup organized by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii two weeks ago removed an estimated 30,000 pounds of debris from Molokai's northwestern coast. More than 300 participants joined the effort, according to Kahi Pacarro, Sustainable Coastlines executive director. The previous week, Sustainable Coastlines visited classrooms and reached 678 students on the island sharing information