The major rivers of the world contain high levels of antibiotics.
Resistant bacteria arise in large rivers due to the high levels of antibiotics present in the water. Medications and antibiotics were found in 66% of the rivers studied in 72 … Lees meer
Industrial fish farms are a threat to the environment and to health.
Fish farms in the ocean disrupt the ecosystem. The overcrowding in fish farms is responsible for the spread of diseases in wild fish. The toxic food that the farmed fish … Lees meer
Plastic in the oceans has tripled in the last 10 years.
It is expected that this plastic pollution will triple again in the next 10 years. The envisioned future warns of an “out-of-sight, out-of-heart” approach to the plastic problem. One would … Lees meer
Your clothes can harm: use these tips to avoid microplastics
When you dissect a seabird the chances are high you’ll find plastic in its stomach. As we have previously described, our oceans are full of microplastics. We’ve already covered the microbeads in … Lees meer
Protection of the oceans and biodiversity is lagging
Just 4% of our oceans is protected, it has emerged from a study conducted by the Institute for Ocean and Fisheries at the university of British Columbia (UBC). That’s very … Lees meer
The good news: Plastic bags no longer an automatic choice. EU tackles plastic soup
How many plastic bags do you use? Every year the average European uses 200 plastic bags, creating a giant mountain of waste. The bags end up in our rivers, oceans … Lees meer
Together, we can protect the oceans. Check out these great initiatives
Small initiatives can make a difference. Lots of small initiatives can make a big difference. Together, we can safeguard the oceans and seas from further pollution and help preserve critically … Lees meer
Save the oceans
On Friday March 5, the UK government closes a public consultation on whether or not to create the world’s largest Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Islands. Commercial fishing companies … Lees meer
Midway, message from the Gyre – by Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan, art photographer, tries to show the consequences of mass consumption in his pictures. The small island archipelago of Midway, halfway between the USA and Asia, in the northern … Lees meer
Message in the waves – by Morgan Hoestery
The mountain of waste resulting from mass consumption of non-organic materials such as all kinds of plastics, will leave an “unbearable stamp” on the coming centuries. We must stop using … Lees meer