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The Need to Save Our Oceans Is Now

By Fredrica Syren: Every other breath we take comes from the Ocean’s breath — from the oxygen produced by its phytoplankton and its rich marine plant life. Oceans cover 71% of our planet and today humans are harming the oceans far more than we realized.  There are multiple factors harming our …

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Millions of Contact Lenses Pollute Our Water

By Larraine Roulston: It is common knowledge that when eye glasses need to be replaced, the used pair can be left at the optometrist’s office or deposited at similar participating retail collection boxes for those in need. Disposal awareness unfortunately is not as clear for contact lenses. Eye care specialists …

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World Environment Day 2018

By Green Mom: Today is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is “beating plastic pollution.” Designed by the United Nations, this day is a campaign to encourage awareness and to inspire action to protect our environment. The annual event is meant to bring needed attention to environmental issues, from …

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Sunscreen Ban in Hawaii

By Kim Robson: I’m one of those weirdos who hate to wear sunscreen. It’s expensive, smelly, greasy, sticky and full of toxic chemicals; and the SPF ratings are not to be trusted. I feel disgusting with it on. You have to reapply it every two hours (more often if you …

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Coral Bleaching Is Getting Worse

By Larraine Roulston: Climate change is warming the oceans, causing the coral reefs to lose a high percentage of their symbiotic algae. Corals require warm water, but the extra heat is making the algae produce toxins. Because of this, the corals reject the toxic algae. As a result, the corals turn a ghostly white …

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Plastics Manufacturers Have Known About Plastic Harm Since 1970

By Fredrica Syren: Let’s be honest about plastic. And I mean inconveniently honest. Plastic is found in everything these days: food, hygiene products, phones, computers, cars, even gum. Here is the harsh truth: plastic never goes away and most of it — like grocery bags, micro beads, straws and bottles …

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Why Cotton Swabs Should Be Something of the Past

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a sad fact that humans already have added more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic to the ocean. For lots of people, though, it’s hard to connect how our daily habits might be adding to this huge amount of plastic. Ok, so we already have heard …

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Plastic Pollution–Plastic Taking Over Our Oceans

By Larraine Roulston: Plastic! A Waste or Resource? Plastic pollution in the ocean is a bigger problem than first imagined. A report revealed that there are over 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons floating in our oceans and seas. This amount translates into 700 pieces of plastic for …

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Ocean Life Facing Mass Extinction–Time For Change Is Now

By Kim Robson: A groundbreaking new study published last month in the journal Science shows that ocean life is facing an unprecedented level of damage and possible mass extinction. A team of scientists analyzed data from hundreds of sources, including discoveries in the fossil record and statistics on modern container …

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