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Kamilo Beach in Naalehu, Hawaii

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Hawaii's Kamilo Beach, nicknamed "Trash Beach," or "Plastic Beach," accumulates garbage and marine debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in astounding proportions. Located near the tip of the Big Island of Hawaii, the southern...

Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Video)

Technology : Geeks are Sexy

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he’s drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debr...

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Slideshow)

Lifestyle / Green Living : TreeHugger

The swirling mass of plastic soup in the Pacific Ocean, known by a handful of names -- the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, North Pacific Gyre, Trash Vortex, and Plastic Graveyard among them -- has been gaining notoriety lately, for all...

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Worse Than We Thought

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

It’s a rumor that we hoped would never be confirmed: at least 1,700 miles of plastic trash is floating in what is commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Up until this point, scientists only had a vague idea of the scope ...

'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Far Worse Than Thought

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

There's an enormous, floating "island" of trash in the Pacific Ocean, and it's much bigger than previously believed, reports the Guardian. Environmentalists from Ocean Cleanup who set out to survey the so-called "Great Pacific Garba...


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