water pollution

Earth911 Podcast, Nov. 9, 2018: Puget Sound Keepers Disputes Washington CAFO Waste Pond Ruling

The Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board disappointed environmental leaders …

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Girl Rescues River

Science is not strictly the domain of academics in white …

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Why New York City Is Tackling Water Pollution Naturally

Brooklyn residents are very familiar with the Gowanus Canal in New York City. This canal has become one of the most polluted the waterways in the U.S. thanks to waste disposal and sewage runoff as well as industrial pollution from paper mills,…

Debunking The Hot Water Laundry Myth – Why Are Consumers So Superstitious & Stubborn?

One load of laundry before midnight. Image credit:Flickr, Average Jane

New York Times has a great piece titled A Dash of Cold Water in which they explain that most consumers still do their laundry in hot water – even in socialist countries like Germ…

Winning Posters for World Water Week

Photo: wasserwarmeluft: Pawel Dadok – Poland

It’s World Water Week which has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991. Hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), this year’s theme is Water in an Urbanized…

New Short Film Explains Ocean Acidification, Pathways For Solutions (Video)

Acid ocean “SOS.” Image credit: Alaska Marine Conservation Council

If you have 10 minutes and would like an introduction to the very worrisome problem of ocean acidification, please watch this short film from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML): “Ocean …

In New Film, Residents of the Gulf Say Impact of Spill Persists

Screenshot from the documentary Stories from the Gulf. The film, which airs on Planet Green Saturday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. EST, features interviews produced by NRDC and Bridge the Gulf and recorded by Story Corps. Robert Redford provides the opening …

Deforestation, Collapse And Plastic Pollution At Easter Island

Naked grasslands in front of the iconic Moais at Easter Island. All photos credit: Paula Alvarado

A peak of wind over 40 knots (a lot) rocked us out of the South Pacific and we finally reached Easter Island, the end point of our trip with the 5 Gyres…

Plastic Bag Companies Now Suing Entrepreneurs: The ChicoBag Case

Andrew Keller, founder of ChicoBag, on board at the Sea Dragon with 5 Gyres. Photo credit: Paula Alvarado

As awareness about plastic pollution around the world continues to grow, the plastic industry has been busy trying to save its business. This is…

Catch Of The Day: Food Crate, Bucket, And Fishing Net From The South Pacific

All photos credit: Paula Alvarado

It was an eventful day on the Sea Dragon, the boat where TreeHugger is taking part in an expedition with the 5 Gyres Institute in search for plastic pollution in the South Pacific.

As we continue to traverse the ce…