Great Pacific Garbage Patch

How Citizen Scientists Can Fill in Information Gaps About Fukushima

David Suzuki | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

An Internet search turns up an astounding number of pages about radiation from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown that followed an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. But it's difficult to find credible information. With the lack of data from government, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is asking the public for help.

Christian Cotroneo

They're Feasting On Our Plastic Soul | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada

When marine biologist Miriam Goldstein sliced open a barnacle's belly, she saw a tiny plastic bauble. So she spilled a few hundred more barnacle gu...

Like Seafood? You've Been Eating Your Own Garbage

Alex Mifflin | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada
Alex Mifflin

Small pieces of plastic are capable of absorbing other forms of pollution in seawater. Mercury, PCBs, DDT and oily pollutants attach to plastic, so when animals consume plastic, the pollutants attached to them enter their bodies and move up the food chain, ultimately to the humans who eat seafood.