One in five mammals, one in three amphibians, one in eight birds and one in three fish of those so far assessed are under threat of extinction. The assumption that we in the developed world are doing a better job at conservation is also shaken by the ‘What is missing’ initiative.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean. The Patch is characterised by an exceptionally high concentration of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge, and other debris trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. Whilst much of of the Patch is madeContinue reading “Rubbish in our Oceans”