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Montevideo, December 10th 2018 - 17:32 UTC

Tag: Marine pollution

  • Thursday, November 29th 2018 - 07:31 UTC

    Falklands' waters micro-plastics pollution comparable to areas of UK

    The research, led by Dr Dannielle Green of Anglia Ruskin University, involved sampling at 11 sites on the Falkland Islands and six sites on Ascension Island

    The first study to investigate micro-plastics around Ascension Island and the Falkland Islands – two of the most remote locations in the South Atlantic Ocean – has found levels of contamination comparable with the waters around the UK.

  • Wednesday, November 14th 2018 - 08:09 UTC

    First global multi-agency operation against marine pollution crimes

    The global network of “30 Days at Sea” coordinators involved environmental, maritime and border agencies, police forces, customs, and port authorities

    An international law enforcement operation against maritime pollution has revealed hundreds of violations and exposed serious cases of contamination worldwide. Codenamed 30 Days at Sea, the month-long (1 to 31 October) operation saw some 276 law enforcement and environmental agencies across 58 countries detect over 500 offences, including illegal discharges of oil and garbage from vessels, ship-breaking, breaches of ship emissions regulations, and pollution on rivers and land-based runoff to the sea.

  • Monday, October 15th 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    East Falkland, among most plastic contaminated shores in South Atlantic Islands

    The amount of plastic reaching the South Atlantic remote regions has increased at all levels, from the shore to the seafloor

    The amount of plastic washing up onto the shores of remote South Atlantic islands is ten times greater than it was a decade ago, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology. Scientists investigating plastics in seas surrounding the remote British Overseas Territories, including East Falkland, discovered they are invading these unique biologically-rich regions. This includes areas that are established or proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    UK earmarks £61.4 million to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in oceans

    The issue of plastic waste caused public outcry after Blue Planet II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, highlighted the scale of the problem.

    The UK Government has earmarked a £61.4 million war chest to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Theresa May announced the fund ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London this week.