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Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California : NPR
Alex Weber was swimming off Pebble Beach and stumbled on an unexpected source of plastic waste in the ocean: golf balls.
ocean  pollution  golf  environment 
3 days ago by javagar
What Did 2.3 Million Gallons Of Molasses Do To Boston Harbor? | WBUR News
But amid the coverage of the catastrophe, no one documented any environmental impacts, nor does it seem anyone questioned the decision to dump the molasses in the harbor, Puleo says. And why would they? At the time of the flood, most people considered the ocean an infinite trash can, able to wash away any manner of pollution.

With the advent of hindsight, we now know that a lot of early industrial waste management plans were far more harmful and destructive than people realized at the time. Recall that Boston discharged raw sewage into the ocean until the mid-20th century.

Exactly what 2.3 million gallons of molasses did to the Boston Harbor ecosystem is hard to say, but if a more recent molasses spill in Hawaii is any indication, the results could have been devastating.
boston  history  molasses  environment  pollution  water 
5 days ago by madamim
Toto's "Africa" plays on repeat in the middle of the Namib Desert... indefinitely |boingboing.com
Sand, wind, uv-rays and solar powered batteries....and when will noise pollution become a topic?
pollution  necessities 
6 days ago by hopkins

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