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The massive amount of floating plastic bits in the ocean has made me sad for a long time - now someone's doing something about it!

https://www.theoceancleanup.com

Here's hoping their pilot goes well. :)

Date: 2017-01-02 03:25 pm (UTC)
keshwyn: Keshwyn with the darkness swirling around her (Default)
From: [personal profile] keshwyn
You're still here! Yay!

Date: 2017-01-02 04:32 pm (UTC)
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I thought I'd hear about this before: There are a lot of major concerns about this project, unfortunately. https://discardstudies.com/2015/06/05/how-the-ocean-clean-up-array-fundamentally-misunderstands-marine-plastics-and-causes-harm/

Date: 2017-01-02 08:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wispfox
Yeah, I'm definitely glad people are trying. I am worried about the marine life, myself. Partly because it is damned hard to _not_ injure it doing something like that; ecosystems are both surprisingly resilient and unfortunately fragile. And I don't know which would apply here.

Date: 2017-01-02 10:03 pm (UTC)
artan: (school)
From: [personal profile] artan
As it is with all complex situations, likely some faction of both. I tend to think that even with damage caused by cleanup it will still lead to a preferable outcome than non-cleanup.

Date: 2017-01-03 04:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wispfox
Yeah, it's all really complicated. I suppose we see what happens, like everything else? :/

Date: 2017-01-02 04:33 pm (UTC)
kaifu: photo of a flying fish gliding (flying fish)
From: [personal profile] kaifu
Oh, nice! I will have to add that to my class on ocean trash, students always like hearing good news rather than ending on a depressing note.

Date: 2017-01-02 10:12 pm (UTC)
artan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] artan
On an unrelated note - this journal is set up to mirror to LJ at the moment but doesn't have the "I'm at Dreamwidth" tag at the bottom in any form, so people don't know it is. I don't know if that is intentional or not.

If you want to turn it on there's a box at account settings under Other Sites, set the Footer drop down to "always" to have it do it automatically.

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