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HAWAII: 50 Tons of Litter Pulled From Pacific


Environment  (tags: pollution, oceans, politics, humans, habitat, conservation, ecosystems, water, environment, nature, protection )

Cal
- 637 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
About half of marine junk was broken fishing gear, plastic from Midway Atoll



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Anna M. (18)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 4:31 am
Cree Prophecy:
When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the waters are polluted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover
You cannot eat money.
 

Azaima A. (217)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 5:03 am
glad there's a spotlight on our throwaway culture
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 5:03 am
sadly noted
 

Elle B. (80)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 8:09 am
Ty. Good work by those trying to clean up the way beyond stupid mess made by mutants. . .

“Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.”
― George Carlin

 

Terry V. (30)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 8:55 am
HUMANS are destroying our planet, thus ourselves.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:07 am
I thought that the amount of garbage I was seeing while crossing the Atlantic was a lot.
we saw floating garbage everyday,even over 2000 miles out.
Am surprised at how clean the beaches of san diego are, compared to florida,the caribbean and NY.
the garbage must all be floating around at sea and washing up on the islands.
SO SAD, AND A MOUNTING PROBLEM FOR SCUBA DIVERS AND OCEAN LIFE.
THANKS CAL
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:12 am
So glad they do this. Every bit helps. I know it's a drop in the ocean, but every bit removed is helpful!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (461)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:18 am
Really shocking story -I had no concept of how bad our shores really are.
 

Nicole W. (619)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:20 am
truly wish the animals on land, in the air and the sea would rise up against humans because humans do NOT deserve to be here since humans only destroy and honor evil
 

pam w. (187)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:46 am
And this is BEFORE the tsunami mess arrives?

What happens to that junk? And do the Japanese have any responsibility to help us clean up?
 

Gene Jacobson (233)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 12:14 pm
"Scientists loaded their ship to the max this month off the coast of Hawaii, but their bounty wasn't fish or coral or any other scientific specimen. It was garbage."

Isn't it just atrocious what we do to the land and water of this beautiful blue oasis? I swear, it is like people think if they throw it in the water it magically disappears forever. But birds and other acquatic creatures are found tightly encased, and often dead, in plastic. As much use as we have gotten from it, I still wish it had never been invented. I remember as a child every few miles along the highway seeing signs that said it is a CRIME to litter. It still is, but those signs are almost all gone and the look of the side of the highways after the winter snow melts is heartbreaking. Except this year when we had no snow in Minnesota, just brown, filthy ditches all year. We mow those as they green up during the summer, I wonder how many people and machines are injured or damaged by the mowers flinging all that junk around as they hit it. We are just SO bad at even trying to be eco friendly. What will it take to change that, I wonder, if anything can, because nothing has worked so far.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 5:07 pm
Thanks.
 

OutofTown M. (444)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 5:20 pm
Heatbreaking Cal!
 

OutofTown M. (444)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 5:22 pm
This Mess Will NEVER BE CLEANED UP, IT IS HUGE~ so sad the Mankind has so much disregard for our Planet, Eco System, and Creatures...No fit words from me and not going to track~ Fussy~!
 

Christeen Anderson (419)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 8:33 pm
Better out then in.Thank you for sharing.
 

Pepe Pops (7)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 8:57 pm
oh come on,that is good news,and if i understood correctly they can use this thing again!
 

Aino Viita (0)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:30 pm
noted
 

Ruth R. (209)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:04 pm
Noted and posted to facebook.
 

Monica D. (580)
Friday July 20, 2012, 12:47 am
The world needs more sustainable products - much less plastic - and much less fishing. Eat less fish ...
 

Helen A. (108)
Friday July 20, 2012, 12:57 am
noted
 

Kenneth L. (321)
Friday July 20, 2012, 2:02 am
Is that gross.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:30 am
we are change
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
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DEMOLISH ------>>>>> THIS WALL !!!!
DEMAND FREEDOM, FOR ALL THE WORLD!!!!
 

Joy Wong (70)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:05 am
Noted.
 

Leslie Gaiter (3)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:36 am
This is a consequence of deregulation that our republicans friends keep crying for. When will we learn that the goal of capitalism is to make a profit, not to give you a job. In a market were there are more people than jobs the laws of captilism will drive down wages and benefits.
 

Bette M. (91)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:41 am
All of us know with certainty no animal on
this plant polluted this area or any other on earth.
We must live as true animal with materialistic goals
out of the equastion.

We must clean up our horrendous filthy mess!!
Act like animal for a change with no litter
trailing behind you!!

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (465)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:20 am
I have just flagged the spam. Please do the same. We must do this again and again, it seems!
Here is what I wrote to Care2: {and please look up the Petition to Care2 on Spam!}:
THIS IS ANOTHER OF THOSE ADS SELLING ILLEGAL COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS. THEY ALSO SELL CRUELTY PRODUCTS MADE BY SKINNING CATS AND DOGS ALIVE. CARE2, WHERE ARE YOU? WHERE ARE YOUR MORALS?
 

Dave C. (204)
Friday July 20, 2012, 11:03 am
....and how much is left?....spam flagged.
 

Zazgyva A. (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 11:37 am
wow, impressive
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday July 20, 2012, 2:50 pm
Arent there laws to stop people from dumping in the ocean? But i guess its just like everything else people just dont seem to care! Thanks for posting this Cal its just so sad!
 

Christine Stewart (130)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:35 pm
I am glad the garbage was removed from the ocean- but where does it go know!? A good reason to reduce/ reuse/ and recycle- there is no more room on earth for our trash!
 

JL A. (269)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:05 pm
the scope of this debacle is hard to fathom and envision
 

Francis D. (30)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:06 am
News like this just makes me feel even more helpless...>_
 
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