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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 […]

Earth’s oceans in dire state

John Kerr posted in on June 24th, 2011.

The New Zealand Herald‘s Isaac Davison writes about the report released by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO). The result of an interdisciplinary workshop, the report states that there will disaterous consequences if immediate action is taken to reduce the stresses placed on marine ecosystems. SciBlogger Gareth Renowden has also covered […]

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