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Feb 24, 2015 08:00 AM ET // AFP
Scientists found plastic deep inside the coral and worried the substance could hurt the creature's ability to digest normal food.
Feb 12, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Humans are throwing enough plastic into the world's oceans to cover Manhattan in coffee stirrers and plastic bags, 34 times over.
Jun 30, 2014 06:55 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Expecting to see huge volumes of plastic in the world's oceans, a team of researchers finds otherwise.
Jun 23, 2014 01:00 PM ET // AFP
Plastic into the world's oceans threatens marine life, tourism and fisheries, the United Nations warned Monday.
Jun 19, 2014 11:15 AM ET // AFP
The plastic-dwellers appear to be biodegrading the millions of tonnes of debris floating on waters worldwide, according to oceanographers.
Nov 18, 2009 10:19 AM ET // Sarah Dowdey
You've likely heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- two enormous bodies of trash trapped in a swirling confluence of currents. The Pacific patch has gotten a lot of press this year from the planned expedition of banking heir David de Rothschild aboard a plastic craft. There's also t...
Dec 12, 2012 03:00 AM ET
The Great North Atlantic Garbage Patch is located in the Sargasso Sea.