The Toxic Truth About Microplastics

By Meghan Rice

In previous blog posts, I have explored some of the most dangerous kinds plastics in the ocean.  One form of plastic that I discovered to be surprisingly harmful was microplastics, tiny pieces of plastic found in cosmetics and as byproducts of processes like laundering clothing.

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Coastal Angels Prevents Pollution and The Desecration of Nature

By Jacqueline Winberg

Plastic is plaguing our beaches despite the new plastic bag ban. Since we started hosting beach cleanups in March 2015, the most commonly found items are bottle caps and cigarette butts

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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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