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Cleaning trash from rivers before it reaches the ocean

 

. . . BUT how does it affect fish??

Source: Cleaning trash from rivers before it reaches the ocean

Pacific Garbage Screening | Reinigung der Ozeane

Marcella Hansch

MY INTENTION

The concept of the PACIFIC GARBAGE SCREENING was originally the master thesis of my architecture studies. I knew about the pollution of the oceans, but I didn’t know about the tracking and size of the problem.

A short time later, while on vacation, I personally witnessed the ocean pollution while diving on Cape Verde. Once I saw the tons of plastic waste scattered along beautiful coast lines and plastic bags floating in front of my diving goggles, I was unable to forget it.

Suddenly, I wanted to do something to solve it!

In the ensuing months, I began studying and researching the issue. I wanted to know the answers to these questions:

  • Where is all the plastic waste coming from?
  • What are the sources?
  • How is it endangering marine flora and fauna?

Little by little I realized that an architecture on its own is not sufficient to deal with the problem. So, I began looking into fluid engineering, production of plastic, consumer behavior, recycling processes, the marine food-chain, anchorage of offshore drilling rigs, algae cultivation and much more. As I began to understand the full complexity of this problem, I became passionate about making a significant contribution to help save our oceans!

Source: Pacific Garbage Screening | Reinigung der Ozeane

Global Warming May Boost Dead Zones in Oceans – Scientific American

The findings raise concerns about whether warming conditions will make certain parts of the ocean uninhabitable for a wide range of marine life that needs oxygen to survive. Credit: Travis Wise/Flickr

Global Warming May Boost Dead Zones in Oceans – Scientific American.

“Mountain Meadow #71” by Donna Fleischer | Poets for Living Waters | Creating venues for poetry in support of healthy ocean communities

 

 

Donna Fleischer, poet

Poets for Living Waters | Creating venues for poetry in support of healthy ocean communities.

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson comes ashore

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson comes ashore.

A World In Denial: Underestimating Japan’s Nuclear Disaster « Just Wondering – Alternative News and Opinions

A World In Denial: Underestimating Japan’s Nuclear Disaster « Just Wondering – Alternative News and Opinions.

Gratitude to Scott Watson, writer and poet, for referencing this article.