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State seeks tsunami marine debris proposals

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health is seeking proposals from individuals, community groups, non-profit organizations, and others for projects to remove and reduce marine debris with a focus on potential debris originating from the tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011. A total of $100,000 in grant funds is available for selected proposals received […]

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EPA seeks proposals to reduce marine debris

EPA seeks proposals to reduce marine debris

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking project proposals to reduce land-based trash at the source, thus preventing trash from entering coastal runoff and becoming marine debris. The amount of funding available is approximately $280,000 and projects must occur in a coastal or estuarine watershed in U.S. EPA Region 9, which includes coastal […]

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New app to report marine debris

New app to report marine debris

MEDIA RELEASE Summer is around the corner and millions of people worldwide will be heading to beaches and waterways for sun and fun. Will they find clean beaches and clear waterways? With bottles, cans, abandoned or lost fishing gear and other marine debris washing up on our shores each year, the University of Georgia and […]

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more than 740 tons of it has been removed from the waters and shorelines of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) over the last 14 years

Hawaii Nets to Energy provides power from marine debris

more than 740 tons of it has been removed from the waters and shorelines of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) over the last 14 years

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Nation’s first marine debris action plan implemented in Hawaii

Nation’s first marine debris action plan implemented in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA and several partners in Hawaii announced a comprehensive long-term plan to actively assess and remove plastics, derelict fishing gear, and other human sources of marine debris from coastal waters and coral reefs along the island chain. The plan, a first of its kind for the nation, will be instrumental in protecting the […]

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