Environmental

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Amount of plastic trash in the ocean may be vastly underestimated
Posted on 28 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the various plastic debris wastes that are located in the oceans. Prior posts have also suggested that there may be plastic waste in the water column, though its quantification was uncertain. A recent assessment suggests that the... Read More

Amount of plastic trash in the ocean may be vastly underestimated
Posted on 28 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the various plastic debris wastes that are located in the oceans. Prior posts have also suggested that there may be plastic waste in the water column, though its quantification was uncertain. A recent assessment suggests that the... Read More

Plastic garbage zones are not just in the Pacific
Posted on 6 Jun 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean has received substantial media attention. However, recent studies have shown that there are a number of such garbage patches, and that unfortunately they are larger than originally believed. The so-called... Read More

Creating protected zones helps the recovery of even migratory fish species
Posted on 30 Aug 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, the creation of protected zones in which fishing is prohibited has been shown to be an effective method for assisting the recovery of fish that do not migrate over great areas. For example, protected zones in the region of the... Read More