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The Ocean Cleanup Is Here And It Wants To Nearly Eliminate The Garbage Patch Within 20 Years

It’s no secret the ocean is loaded down with garbage. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s all over the place since a majority of trash tends to find its way to one of several areas where currents cause garbage to pile up in what are essentially floating garbage dumps. Luckily, a promising new invention just might …

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Pilot Whale Found Dead With More Than 80 Plastic Bags In His Stomach

After attempting to rescue a pilot whale they had spotted struggling to swim in a canal in Thailand, a veterinary team attempted to treat the mammal. The whale ended up regurgitating multiple plastic bags before it eventually dies on June 1. In total, the team found over 80 plastic bags weighing in at over 17 pounds …

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VIDEO: This Robotic Eel Is On The Hunt For Pollution

The Envirobot is here to monitor waters in the U.S. and seek out contamination with built in sensors. Designed to look and move like an eel, this robotic eel is able to move through the water without disrupting aquatic life or stirring up sediment. Envirobot is powered by individual modules that each have their own motor …

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Two-Headed Sharks Are Real, And They’re Terrifyingly Becoming More Common

Just when you thought sharks couldn’t get any more terrifying and it was safe to get in the ocean, they start showing up with two heads. This isn’t something out of a cheap science fiction movie, it’s all too real, as scientists are finding more and more of them at an increasing rate. The first …

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Firefighters Battle Inferno At Sea After Oil Tanker Goes Up In Flames

Released by Mexico’s environmental protection agency, PROFESS, the video below shows recent firefighting efforts when a PEMEX oil tanker erupted in flames while in the Gulf of Mexico. Though there were 31 crew members on board, all of them were able to escape without any serious injuries. The fire started around 11 a.m. on Sunday …

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Sinkhole Drains 215 Million Gallons Of Contaminated Water Into Florida Aquifer

When a sinkhole causes millions of gallons of polluted water to pour into one of the world’s most productive aquifers, it’s incredibly concerning for the 10 million people who rely on it for their drinking water. A sinkhole opened under a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant in Mulberry towards the end of August. It dumped at …

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Why Did This River Suddenly Turn Blood Red?

Many were left wondering exactly what was going on when a river in Norilsk, Russia suddenly turned blood red. Photos showing the bloody looking river were captured and posted to Instagram by nearby residents yesterday. View this post on Instagram Красные реки в #Норильске #осень2016 , #красноярскийкрай, #норильскийникель A post shared by Ольга (@slipakolga) on …

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Couple Spends A Year In The Wilderness To Prevent Pollution From Copper Mining

  Dave and Amy Freeman are doing something most people would consider insane. They’re spending 365 days living in the Minnesota wilderness in order to prevent copper mining from polluting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Located in the northern portion of the Superior National Forest, the BWCAW is an incredibly unique and diverse area that is considered to …

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Now or NEVERglades: Captains for Clean Water

The water mismanagement crisis in the Florida Everglades becomes more apparent every day. Join the Captains for Clean Water so we can all save this beautiful resource that has been damaged over the years. The Everglades slowly dies with each passing day. Let’s put a stop to the decay and save this amazing piece of nature. …

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