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No Refuge: Tons of Trash Covers The Remote Shores of Alaska


Environment  (tags: pollution, world, environment, destruction, ecosystems, humans, habitatdestruction, protection )

Cal
- 421 days ago - e360.yale.edu
A marine biologist traveled to southwestern Alaska in search of ocean trash that had washed up along a magnificent coast rich in fish, birds, and other wildlife. He and his colleagues found plenty of trash - as much as a ton of garbage per mile on some be



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lee e. (114)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:29 am
We reek havoc on our planet! What a problem - did they come across any of Palin's brains I wonder --
thanks for the post Cal
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:45 am

I am all for charging plastic manufacturers for creating a litter that causes excessive harm, overall trash is a human problem. We have not in the past few years maybe longer, taken responsibility for the mess we make.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:15 am
Wildlife must be saying...Here comes the humans and there goes the neighborhood.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:27 am
very sadly noted
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:55 am
And I've seen lagoons in Borneo which were so clogged with garbage that you couldn't see the water! People live in ''stilt'' houses over the water and just lean over the side to pee, etc.

I'm with Kit...maybe, if plastics and other trash items cost a LOT more, people might find ways to recycle them.
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:57 am
Just a bloody shame...and the poor animals are eating this trash...
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:37 am
So sickening and infuriating, ty Cal
 

Yvette S. (30)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:56 am
Sadly noted :(
 

Yvette S. (30)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:57 am
Thanks Cal
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:29 am
Holy CRAP!!! -I don't know what else to say...
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:00 am
We as a nation are a disgrace to the environment .
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:15 pm
deary me
 

Dave C. (214)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:28 pm
how very sad.....
 

Birgitta S. (228)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:42 pm
Ben said it Clearly.
& SCARY.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:33 pm
A shame
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:56 pm
Even in the most remote places, we trash every damn thing!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:00 pm
Just the picture alone makes me ill !
 
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