Great Pacific Garbage...Soup?

By Meghan Rice

Much to my surprise, what has been coined as ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ may actually be a myth, experts say.  According to an article for The Telegraph, Oregon State University’s Associate Professor Dr Angelicque White has said: “The use of the phrase ‘garbage patch’ is misleading .

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Southern California Groundwater: More Than Meets the Eye

By Artun Ereren
 

When driving on the freeway, I occasionally look over to my left or right to a sight of a dried up Santa Ana River.  Before I started my Water education, I always thought the Santa Ana River was a remnant of the past- an empty reminder that Orange County had once had much more abundant water supply.

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ORANGE COUNTY CA PUBLIC NEEDS TO HELP CLEAN UP

By Jacque Winberg

For nearly two years, Coastal Angels has hosted beach cleanups on the Orange County, California coastline - and it hasn't been pretty. In fact, it's hideous! The public in this county needs to help clean up and crack down on plastic pollution.

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A message from Coastal Angels President, Jacque Winberg

I created Coastal Angels in March of 2015. I became aware of plastic pollution on Southern California's beaches and was also inspired by a documentary titled, Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. I began thinking of how I could help make a difference in the environment and decided that hosting beach cleanups with my friends and family would be a good foundation.

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Tiny Culprits of a Massive Health Risk

By Meghan Rice       

Microplastics, including dangerous microbeads and synthetic fabric fibers are some of the most dangerous plastics that get into the ocean and end up on our dinner plates.  Marine animals, which also suffer health problems including death, digest these materials in the water and through their consumption, we run the risk of serious health issues ourselves.

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The Plastic Universe - Chapter 1 (Brazil and Lebanon)

Plastics and other pollutants are plaguing our entire world. The United States of America is merely one of hundreds of other countries inundated by plastic and other types of pollution. In this post, I'd like to highlight two other countries effected by pollution: Brazil and Lebanon.

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California’s New Culture of Conservation

By Artun Ereren

Record high temperatures and images of empty reservoirs serve as constant reminders to Californians that a new era of water conservation inside and outside the home is crucial. In the Summer of 2015, Californians were called on by the State to embrace emergency conservation measures that intended on alleviating pressure on low water levels.

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