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The trash vortex

Topic | 1 March, 2014 at 12:00

The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish,...

Plastic Arctic

Blog entry by Clare Miller | 1 September, 2011 6 comments

For many people the Arctic is seen as one of the last wilderness regions left where there has been limited human impact. However, sampling of marine plastic debris over the past few days shows that the far reaching effects of mankind...

Philippines - seen and heard

Feature story | 1 September, 2006 at 18:32

During the Esperanza's tour of the Philippines our crew bore witness to shocking environmental tragedy. But we were also impressed by the resolve of people here to protect their marine resources for the benefit of future generations, and we were...

Wastewater in China

Image | 8 June, 2010 at 14:21

08 June 2010 - Shantou, China. A drainage ditch clogged with wastewater and trash in Gurao, Shantou. In Gurao, where the economy is centered around textile production, Greenpeace has found high levels of industrial pollution and is documenting...

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