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Posted on July 11, 2017 - 4:00pm, by nwehner
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Via UPI

"Plastic is everywhere in Thailand. And as more people in Thailand and other rapidly modernizing Asian nations adopt the Western convenience culture, the region's plastic pollution problem has only worsened, according to researchers. A recent report by the nonprofit Ocean Conservancy found that Thailand is one of the world's top-five plastic polluters, a group that includes China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam."

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Posted on July 11, 2017 - 3:54pm, by nwehner
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Via The New Zealand Herald

"Greenpeace's investigations into slavery in the fishing industry helped prompt a global fishing company to announced big changes today. Those investigations were led by the environmental lobby group's Auckland office."

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Posted on July 11, 2017 - 10:58am, by nwehner
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Via Surfrider

"We are excited to announce that the 2017 Surfrider Leadership Academy – Washington Coast officially launches today! This is the second year of the full program following the 2015 pilot. It is a truly cutting edge leadership program that will prepare participants as they grapple with the current and emerging threats to our coastal resources."

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Posted on July 11, 2017 - 8:50am, by nwehner

Via SeafoodSource

"Rare, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, the seafood company Salty Girl Seafood and the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC) have partnered to push sustainability in small-scale tropical fisheries. The partnership will leverage global demand for sustainably sourced seafood to incentivize sustainability improvements in tropical fisheries – while also bettering the livelihoods of the fishermen."

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Posted on July 10, 2017 - 1:41pm, by nwehner
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Via All Africa

"Efforts to create an even cleaner Seychelles have kicked into high gear after a country-wide ban on common plastic items went into effect over the weekend."

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Posted on July 10, 2017 - 1:24pm, by nwehner
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Via The University of Washington

"As the infamous floating “garbage patch” churns up bits of plastic in the tropical Pacific Ocean, a University of Washington undergraduate has discovered a related problem much closer to home: nearly invisible bits of plastic on Puget Sound beaches."

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