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5 Gyres Update: The Finale of Our Oceanic Plastic Research Expedition

5 Gyres Update: The Finale of Our Oceanic Plastic Research Expedition

My journey on the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres crew — sponsored by Electrolux — has finally come to a close, and I am back home safe and sound.

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5 Gyres Report: Sampling Chilean Water for Plastic Pollution

5 Gyres Report: Sampling Chilean Water for Plastic Pollution

Our plastic research expedition -- and my trip sponsored by Electrolux -- has made its way north to the top of the Chilean fjords and we were just anchored safely in the Caleta Lamento del Indio, waiting

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5 Gyres Journey Update: Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the Sea Dragon

5 Gyres Journey Update: Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the Sea Dragon

Our search for plastic pollution in the Chilean fjords continues. The Sea Dragon and its crew -- including yours truly, thanks to a sponsorship from Electrolux -- have been toughing out some pretty

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Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the South Sea on the Search for Plastic Pollution

Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the South Sea on the Search for Plastic Pollution

Hello from Chile! Our plastic research expedition with the 5 Gyres Project has set sail in the Beagle Channel and is just coming up on the Magellan Strait. I've been chatting more with Anna Rotander, our

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Inhabitat Sails The South Seas To Look For For Ocean Garbage – With 5 Gyres Project!

Inhabitat Sails The South Seas To Look For For Ocean Garbage – With 5 Gyres Project!

My trip was off to a rocky start but I've arrived in Puerto Williams, Chile and spent my first night on the Sea Dragon (our ship) last night. After the long haul from New York City to the southernmost

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Inhabitat Sets Sail With the 5 Gyres Project to Explore Plastic Pollution in Chile

Inhabitat Sets Sail With the 5 Gyres Project to Explore Plastic Pollution in Chile

Hello from south of the Equator! I'm excited to announce that I've been chosen to be a crew member on the latest 5 Gyres mission, which will study plastic pollution (like the debris in Punta Arenas, Chile

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Plastiki Successfully Crosses the Pacific, Lands in Australia!

Plastiki Successfully Crosses the Pacific, Lands in Australia!

After 120 days at sea, the Plastiki boat made from plastic bottles has finally reached Australia! David de Rothschild sent a dispatch out today saying that the boat had successfully crossed the great

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Another Giant Garbage Patch Found in the Atlantic Ocean

Another Giant Garbage Patch Found in the Atlantic Ocean

If you thought the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was a nightmare, things just got worse -- it has a twin. As Plastiki makes its way across the Pacific to raise awareness about plastic in the oceans,

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Architects Envision Hawaii-Sized Island Made of Recycled Plastic

Architects Envision Hawaii-Sized Island Made of Recycled Plastic

There are millions of pounds of plastic swirling out in the ocean and the best way to take care of it would be to collect it all and recycle it. Whim Architecture, from the Netherlands, is proposing to do

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