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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Plastic pollution - Poluição do plástico

A poluição dos plásticos no Oceano Pacífico. Uma camada de plástico vagueia no Oceano Pacífico estendendo-se desde o Hawaii até ao Japão.
Consulte o artigo (em inglês) nas hiperligações indicadas.

In this article we can see what happens to the plastic in the Pacific Ocean.

"A "plastic soup" of waste floating in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an alarming rate and now covers an area twice the size of the continental United States, scientists have said." By Kathy Marks, Asia-Pacific Correspondent, and Daniel Howden

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/the-worlds-rubbish-dump-a-garbage-tip-that-stretches-from-hawaii-to-japan-778016.html

Animation with the trash vortex along the Pacific Ocean:
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/oceans/pollution/trash-vortex?MM_URL=http://oceans..greenpeace.org/en/our-oceans/pollution/trash-vortex

How plastics affects the fauna:
http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Ocean/Moore-Trashed-PacificNov03.htm
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