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Old fridge recycled- new fridge rebate...
 
On the government's Energy Star site there's a "Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator". I put in approximate age of fridge, size, type (side-by-side), electricity rate. Hit go. Wow, says this old fridge here in NY costs $410 a year to operate. Says the savings would be $1565 over the next five years if it were replaced by an Energy Star model which would cost a quarter less to operate; $97 a year (v $410) for a similar type fridge. Plus a $105 rebate...
Wheel like Honeywell Wind Turbine
 
This August Honeywell will release its 6 foot diameter gear-less (therefore lightweight) rooftop wind turbine that operates at wind speeds of 2-42 mph. Honeywell claims it will produce 2000 kWh/yr in class 3 winds and 2752 kWh/yr in class 4 winds at 33'. By eliminating the central gear shaft and using the blade tips to produce the energy Honeywell has created a turbine that can start producing energy at an amazingly low 2 mph.
Now supermarkets, schools and hospitals have an inexpensive way to compost.
 
Peninsula Compost Group in Wilmington Delaware has built the largest compost center on the East Coast that will handle commercial as well as residential waste.
Haiti's history
 
Haiti's population of 9.8 million has a per-capita income of less than $800. Eighty percent of those 9.8 million people live on less than 2 dollars a day.
Deforestation has left only 2 percent of the west one-third of the island forested.
Business owners recycle your used carpet
 
Several billion pounds of carpet end up in landfills each year. Mannington Commercial’s LOOP™ carpet reclamation program allows you to recycle your old carpet with just one phone call.
Cells/PDAs/Smartphones ranked by radiation
 
Environmental Working Group is at it again! with it's new interactive database that identifies wireless devices with the lowest radiation emissions.
Intersex fish becoming the majority in our rivers
 
A disturbing long term study shows fish sex is going haywire.
First floating wind turbine
 
The world's first floating wind turbine is in operation off of Norway.
 
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Why we should be recycling every tiny scrap of plastic...



plastic in birds
All photos by Chris Jordan







Photographer Chris Jordan specializes in large-scale works that depict the magnitude of our consumerism and its impact on our environment. In one of his most emotional presentations, Jordan shares heart-wrenching images of birds killed by ingesting plastics that increasingly pollute our oceans. Everyone on the planet should watch this!




bird with plastic inside
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plastic in birds
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plastic in birds
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plastic in birds
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plastic in birds
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plastic in birds
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plastic in birds
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On Midway Atoll more than 2400 miles from a large landmass (Alaska) and more than 1000 miles from a city (Honolulu)...plastic debris is ubiquitous. That's because so much of our plastic ends up at sea and finds itself forever looping in the waters of the Pacific. Caught up in the currents of the Pacific Gyre our plastic waste might be eternal, for the coolness and darkness of the waters prevent plastic from disintegrating. The thinner pieces do eventually break down into ever smaller pieces and become deadly to plankton eating fish. Unfortunately the thicker, harder, colorful plastics seem to be a favorite of Albatross parents to feed their young. Albatross spend much time at sea in search of food, one of their staples being flying fish eggs. Flying fish attach their long strings of eggs to objects floating at sea, which are subsequently consumed by the albatross parents and then regurgitated to their chicks.**

Ninety eight percent of Albatross on Midway have plastic in them, and forty percent of all Albatross chicks birthed on Midway Atoll die each year due to ingestion of plastics. The actual causes are usually choking, dehydration or starvation as the plastic leaves little room for water or food. Or death from toxicity, such as when a chick is fed a cigarette lighter, which is often. John Klavitter, a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, calculates that albatross feed their chicks about 5 tons of plastic a year at Midway.*







Plastic swallowed by albatrosses in the Pacific ocean
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Hawaii: Message in the Waves - BBC
A student looks at the plastic items found in the stomaches of albatrosses. All the items were collected in but one hour!!!



* "Plague of Plastic Chokes the Seas" LA Times
    www.latimes.com

** Fish and Wildlife Service "The Plastic Problem on Midway Atoll"
    www.fws.gov/midway/Midway_Atoll_NWR_Cigarette_Lighters.pdf



See lots more videos: 

www.midwayjourney.com

www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/video-gallery


 

 

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save the birds
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save them
Reply #16 on : Tue December 16, 2014, 11:59:35
why they are helpless beautiful animals why kill them
Joao Cumerlato
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Reply #15 on : Wed March 05, 2014, 15:09:10
I think the solution lies on land. Educated people will create specific laws to incentive the recycle process. Educated people will try their best to ensure the success of the complete recycling process. And where are these educated people? They are sitting in schools, they are our children, the future of our planet. We have to invest our efforts on them, only they can change the future of this planet. Our generation has little or nothing to do to combat this problem. What we can do is educate our children, they will save our future. Governments could stop spending money on space research and invest in our children\’s education, training more scientists and creating more incentives for those who recycle, not only those who produce plastic, but for those uses and recycles.
DH
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Albatrosses of Midway Island
Reply #14 on : Sun January 19, 2014, 21:40:05
Is there the possibility of removing the remaining birds that are still alive to another habitat?
Cindy
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environment/plastics
Reply #13 on : Mon November 18, 2013, 08:40:15
After seeing these pictures it's hard to believe that the governments of our world would not do something to make this a thing of the past and get this cleaned up!!! First of all let's lets make it jail time for littering and second pay people to clean it up!!!
cyble right
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Re: Midway Island Albatross
Reply #12 on : Thu July 04, 2013, 16:40:12
no comment
Anonymous
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Re: Midway Island Albatross
Reply #11 on : Tue June 25, 2013, 03:42:01
OMG this saddens me that people think the birds are dum for eating all this stuff . then they are the bum ones .
Daisy
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Re: Midway Island Albatross
Reply #10 on : Fri May 03, 2013, 01:04:23
I think there needs to be a more profitable way to recycle plastics if you want to see less of it become a pollutant. Currently, it is actually CHEAPER to just make new plastics instead of recycling them. There also needs to be more innovative ideas circulating on creative ways to reuse our wastes. We should encourage people to take their own initiative to solve this problem.
larry neustaeter
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plastic recycling
Reply #9 on : Mon March 11, 2013, 22:31:30
most places don`t recycle plastics witch stay in the enviroment for 1,000 years plus so talk to your cities councelors to start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adam
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leonard
Reply #8 on : Wed February 20, 2013, 17:47:53
Id jus like to say to the arrogant moron leonard it cant be natural selection that these birds are dieing as theres nothing natural about plastic in the ocean. Its stupid people like you that make this world a place where humanity's time is limited because they have no respect for anything but themselves
John Harris
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Plastic consumption albatrosses Midway islands
Reply #7 on : Sat December 15, 2012, 14:37:37
Albatrosses have been on earth from 35-30 Million years ago and still survive today. They pair for life.
Man produces a plastic bottle to get foods, liquids from a supermarket to home which lasts 100 years but then throws it away although resources are limited, how stupids that.
Mic
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http://www.hyundaisuv.org/
Reply #6 on : Sat August 11, 2012, 11:26:32
I see something truly interesting about your web blog so I saved to fav.
peta
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Plastic
Reply #5 on : Sat August 04, 2012, 09:10:14
Please note the advertisment at the top of the page!
Leonard Hatred
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stupid birds
Reply #4 on : Thu August 02, 2012, 04:00:33
If there dumb enough to eat all that then it's just natural selection.

damn hippies.
Justice
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Ocean Plastic
Reply #3 on : Fri April 29, 2011, 19:43:02
It's sad to see the destruction of Mother Earth at so many levels. I think most people have blinders on and just don't see this because it says a great deal about who we are as humans and what we do without even thinking.
Brojo
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Oh my
Reply #2 on : Thu April 21, 2011, 22:28:30
Thanks.
David G. Donigan
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Plastic waste in the Pacific gyre.
Reply #1 on : Sat March 05, 2011, 13:57:17
This is a very disturbing presentation. While some in our government are concerned about "leaving our grandchildren a large national debt," they seem totally unconcerned that we will leave instead, an unlivable world. Unless we wake up, our species is doomed to self induced extinction
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Old fridge recycled- new fridge rebate...
 
On the government's Energy Star site there's a "Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator". I put in approximate age of fridge, size, type (side-by-side), electricity rate. Hit go. Wow, says this old fridge here in NY costs $410 a year to operate. Says the savings would be $1565 over the next five years if it were replaced by an Energy Star model which would cost a quarter less to operate; $97 a year (v $410) for a similar type fridge. Plus a $105 rebate...
Wheel like Honeywell Wind Turbine
 
This August Honeywell will release its 6 foot diameter gear-less (therefore lightweight) rooftop wind turbine that operates at wind speeds of 2-42 mph. Honeywell claims it will produce 2000 kWh/yr in class 3 winds and 2752 kWh/yr in class 4 winds at 33'. By eliminating the central gear shaft and using the blade tips to produce the energy Honeywell has created a turbine that can start producing energy at an amazingly low 2 mph.
Now supermarkets, schools and hospitals have an inexpensive way to compost.
 
Peninsula Compost Group in Wilmington Delaware has built the largest compost center on the East Coast that will handle commercial as well as residential waste.
Haiti's history
 
Haiti's population of 9.8 million has a per-capita income of less than $800. Eighty percent of those 9.8 million people live on less than 2 dollars a day.
Deforestation has left only 2 percent of the west one-third of the island forested.
Business owners recycle your used carpet
 
Several billion pounds of carpet end up in landfills each year. Mannington Commercial’s LOOP™ carpet reclamation program allows you to recycle your old carpet with just one phone call.
Cells/PDAs/Smartphones ranked by radiation
 
Environmental Working Group is at it again! with it's new interactive database that identifies wireless devices with the lowest radiation emissions.
Intersex fish becoming the majority in our rivers
 
A disturbing long term study shows fish sex is going haywire.
First floating wind turbine
 
The world's first floating wind turbine is in operation off of Norway.
 
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