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World’s oceans clogged with plastic debris

Laura Goodall posted in on December 11th, 2014.

Almost 269,000 tonnes of plastic pollution may be floating in the world’s oceans, according a team of scientists from around the globe, including New Zealand, whose research was published today in the journal PLOS ONE. The team included researchers from Dumpark Data Science and eCoast, who combined ocean current modelling with data on plastic pollution collected […]

Rena break-up poses variety of hazards

John Kerr posted in on January 9th, 2012.

The stranded container ship Rena has finally broken apart after grounding on the Astrolabe reef several months ago. Although most of the fuel oil carried by the ship has been removed, the broken vessel still presents a variety of hazards. The ship, which grounded on the reef in October 2011, was torn in two by […]

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