Ahead of World Oceans Day 2021 and the second UN Ocean Conference next year, UN officials stressed the need for ‘clear, transformative and actionable’ solutions to the ocean crisis.
The problem is only likely to get worse unless something is done to stem the plastic tide.
We disrespect the Earth’s oceans at our own peril.
Scientists call the coral reefs the “rainforests of the sea,” because coral reefs—like rainforests—are highly diverse ecosystems; their destruction would lead to the extinction of a large number of species.
"While there may never be a complete account of the fate of all marine animals impacted by plastic, this report paints a grim picture."
Environmental groups sued the EPA over the move, which they condemned as a "free pass for polluters."
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"Research like this helps us understand what sea turtles are eating, and whether certain kinds of plastic are being ingested more than others."
"This decision is the result of constant pressure from coastal communities, environmental groups, and elected officials who made it abundantly clear that offshore oil and gas drilling is dangerous, unwanted, and a threat to our economy and way of life."