Environment

Plastic! Not so Fantastic. Tips on How to Cut Down Waste Everyday

Plastic! Not so Fantastic. Tips on How to Cut Down Waste Everyday

21 September, 2016 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

The Garbage Patch Right now, a plastic island the size of Texas (or bigger) floats adrift on the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. It’s a collection of straws, water bottles and lighters — all things that we don’t need to keep buying and using and wasting. These plastics contribute […]

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6 Sea Creatures Impacted by Marine Debris

6 Sea Creatures Impacted by Marine Debris

20 September, 2016 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

The overall health of our ecosystem is greatly affected by the accumulation of trash and plastics in our oceans. Marine debris ingestion and entanglement of items like garbage, fishing lines and nets directly impact marine life. Which types of marine life is affected? Some of the sea life that are common victims of […]

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6 Tips for Safely Removing Marine Debris

6 Tips for Safely Removing Marine Debris

18 September, 2016 at 9:59 pm Comments are Disabled

All divers share a love of the ocean and it’s only natural to want to protect what you love, that’s why so many of us pick up trash that we see during our dives or even take it a step further and actually report the trash that we find. Turning […]

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5 Incredible Marine Life Rescue Stories: Hooks and Lines

5 Incredible Marine Life Rescue Stories: Hooks and Lines

18 September, 2016 at 12:00 am Comments are Disabled

Around the world, the ocean and its inhabitants face a daily battle with trash, from tangled fishing line to bottles and plastic. When this deadly debris meets with marine life it traps, entangles and injures them, or is even mistaken for a tasty snack. This leads to prolonged suffering and, […]

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CITES CoP17 – What Is It, Why Should I Care, and What Can I Do?

CITES CoP17 – What Is It, Why Should I Care, and What Can I Do?

12 September, 2016 at 11:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Later this month, Project AWARE will be representing the global voice of the dive community at the World Wildlife Conference, CITES CoP17 – but what exactly is CITES, why should you care, and what can you do? What is CITES?  In 1973, CITES – the Convention on International Trade in […]

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7 Natural Cleaning Products that Should be in Your Cupboard

7 Natural Cleaning Products that Should be in Your Cupboard

1 September, 2016 at 10:09 pm Comments are Disabled

As much as we try and put it off, you simply can’t avoid cleaning. We all know just how harmful many of the cleaning products we use can be to the environment – but sometimes it’s hard to know what to do instead. Luckily, there is an alternative. It’s time to […]

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