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Old 23-10-2013, 12:34   #91
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Well we've made this mess. Maybe we can fix it. I am imaging some large platforms that could be mostly run on solar and wave motion power. These platforms could draw water up and through and maybe there could be something to attract marine life and so divert the living creatures away from the plastic concentrating sections. Once a unit of plastic is collected it could be set aside for pickup from passing container ships. I know there are a lot of maybees here. But what a great project for some posterity-hungry billionaire.
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Old 24-10-2013, 23:21   #92
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19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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Old 23-02-2017, 22:32   #93
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'Extremely High Levels' Of Toxic Pollutants Found In Deepest Parts Of World's Oceans | The Huffington Post



How do you clean THAT up?
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Didn't see any mention of this stuff yet...
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Old 24-02-2017, 00:17   #95
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[url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/toxic-pollutants-mariana-trench-alan-jamieson_us_58a1f7fee4b03df370d8eaac]'Extremely High Levels' Of Toxic Pollutants Found In Deepest Parts Of World's Oceans | The Huffington Post[/url

How do you clean THAT up?
Spend some time in SE Asia and you'll come to appreciate living in the USA. But that will not last long with all the third world immigrants coming in. Been to any big cities lately.
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Geologic time spans...without human input.
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Most of the boats in the 2016/17 Vendee Globe suffered some damage from hitting "stuff" during the race. They call it UFO, Unidentified Floating Object. Some suffered extreme damage while others only lost a rudder or two or a foil. In the 2012/13 race one boat hit a harbor buoy in the middle of the south Atlantic. Humans have been using the ocean as a garbage dump for centuries and the combined trash is now starting to bite us. The pictures posted on here are absolutely sickening.
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It might be time that the 'developed' world took responsibility for its own rubbish and stopped exporting it to the 'third' world

Probably help somewhat. Just saying.
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According to EcoWatch we are putting 8 million tons of plastic into the oceans every year.

David Suzuki: We Have to Stop Killing Our Oceans With Plastic - EcoWatch
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Decades ago a well respected Oceanographer by the name of Jacques Cousteau said "The Sea is the universal sewer." Sadly he is correct and it is only going to get worse.
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