Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Altered Oceans: Plastic Plague

The LA Times did a brilliant job in August 2006, reporting on the dire conditions that our earth's oceans are in. Though it may make you sad and angry, I highly recommend you read at least some of the 5 part series.

This is part 4. It was what drove me to make my "No more plastic bags" vow:

Plague of Plastic Chokes the Seas

August 2, 2006,0,3130914.story
By Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer

On Midway Atoll, 40% of albatross chicks die, their bellies full of trash. Swirling masses of drifting debris pollute remote beaches and snare wildlife.

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