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Whatever Floats your Boat – It’s Trash

British banking heir David de Rothschild is making a statement about the evils of plastic and a consumer society. He is planning to set sail from San Francisco Bay is a catamaran called Plastiki which is constructed of 12,000 recycled soda bottles and other recycled or recyclable products.

De Rothschild considers himself an “environmental storyteller” and plans to blog about the trip across the Pacific Ocean to Australia. He wants to highlight Plastiki’s innovations such as the glue which is made from cashew hulls and sugar. He also plans to visit the Eastern Garbage Patch to highlight how plastic is poisoning the oceans.

 
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Traverse City will be First in the World to Sort Fish for Upriver Passage - Dams hurt native fish by blocking their access to rivers — but removing dams to let the fish through would open the way for invasive species. A first-of-its-kind barrier designed to deal with this problem by sorting fish will be tested on the Boardman River in downtown Traverse City. If it’s successful, it could be a model for rivers all over the world.


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