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water pollution

the contamination of lakes, rivers, and streams by industrial or community sources of pollutants.
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Each year, Americans use more than 70 million of the bags, which are made from petroleum and represent a major source of ocean pollution.
Particular attention to ocean pollution from plastics has intensified ever since the late 1990s when Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation based in California first trawled a now infamous Texas-sized area of the Pacific Ocean dubbed the "great Pacific garbage patch" to quantify the extent of plastic pollution.
The web, newspapers, and airwaves are filled with discussions on climate change, sea-level rise, endangered marine life, ocean pollution, energy resources, evolution, and natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
The actor best known for his long-running star role on the sitcom Cheers, and who now plays the anxious, pot-toking comedic high-bight of the HBO show Bored to Death, first began challenging ocean pollution in 1984, when he and his family moved to Santa Monica Canyon in California.
The keen environmental campaigner is hoping to raise money and awareness about ocean pollution.
She cautioned, however, that no country is an island when it comes to ocean pollution.
The abnormal travels are due ocean pollution leading to sick, disorientated birds, overfishing causing them to swim further for food or global warming affecting ocean currents.
From sorting plastic waste, to shredding glass and metals, and pulping paper products, each one of these efforts contributes to environmental stewardship and reduces ocean pollution.
In particular, this technology could reduce ocean pollution.
De Rothschild will steer the fiberglass-like frame, made buoyant by the addition of 12,000 two-liter plastic bottles along the hulls, from San Francisco to Sydney-with several island stops-on an exploration of plastic litter-the most common in the type of ocean pollution.
Conceived to showcase Pacific Peoples' Partnership while raising awareness of the impact of climate change and ocean pollution One Wave also celebrated the ancient Polynesian sport of he'e nalu (surfing) that has found unique expression in the "Cedar Surf" of Vancouver Island, home to a vibrant and dynamic surfing community that is fiercely proud of its rugged and iconoclastic spirit in the grand tradition of the generations of people who pioneered up and down our coast, and the First Nations communities who preceded them, creating a home along some of the most remote and inhospitable shores of the Pacific.
The 60-year-old IMO regulates shipping and ocean pollution, which may or may not mean authority over fertilization schemes.

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