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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Even Worse Than We Feared

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A patch of sea garbage at sea in the Pacific Ocean. (AP)

A young inventor has a cleanup plan — but he has to understand the enormity first

October 3, 2016 — The first aerial survey of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch shows that the amount of debris swirling in the North Pacific has been “heavily underestimated,” the expedition group said.  Continue reading The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Even Worse Than We Feared

Pacific nations signal support for UN aviation emissions deal

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Heathrow Aviation (Pic: Tony Hisgett/Flickr)

Roster of developing countries to back ICAO emissions pact likely to rise says Marshall Islands president as October deadline nears

September 12, 2016 — Once-lukewarm Pacific Island leaders are now coming round to supporting a proposed UN deal to tackle carbon dioxide from airlines, according to the president of the Marshall Islands.  Continue reading Pacific nations signal support for UN aviation emissions deal