Geography

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

An enormous stretch of floating debris is circulating within the North Pacific Ocean.  This gyre – a system of rotating ocean currents – has collected a mass of rubbish, predominantly non-biodegradable plastics and chemical sludge, and is serving to demonstrate the severity of marine pollution. Whilst ocean trash contains rubbish from offshore ships, oil platforms […]

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Declining Ocean Health

Despite covering nearly three quarters of the surface of the earth, the world’s oceans are signalling a severe deterioration in health due to a number of human related impacts.  An independent set of report published by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) has indicated that various significant factors are mounting a […]

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