NOAA

Infographic: A guide to plastic in the ocean

Plastic garbage at sea is a key threat the planet has to face, as there is about 8 million metric tons of plastic making way in the ocean every year. This is equivalent to the weight of nearly 90 aircraft carriers. These plastics come in many different forms: food wrappers, bottles, bags, straws, and containers, all made of plastic.

USCG: Gulf of Mexico oil spill greater than estimated

New data provided indicate that the total volume of oil discharged from the damaged pipeline off Louisiana, may be as much as 672,000 gallons, rather than the 392,700 gallons initially reported, the US Coast Guard informed.

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