13 Dec '11, 8am

How Your Polar Fleece is Polluting the Ocean | Care2 Causes

How Your Polar Fleece is Polluting the Ocean | Care2 Causes

Our oceans are, sadly, teeming with plastic but in a form far smaller than the bags and bottles seen too often as beach detritus. An analysis in Environmental Science and Technology reveals that millions of millions of plastic bits less than a millimeter are polluting the ocean. The source of all this micro plastic is polyester and acrylic , the kinds of plastics most often used in clothes and in polar fleece. Scientists found that similar levels of plastic particles were found on shorelines and in the discharge from sewage treatment plants — meaning that most of the micro plastic bits are coming from our washing machines. Fleece shreds the most: Plastic-based garments (fleece from the eco-friendly company Patagonia is made from “recycled soda-pop bottles”) lose more than 1,900 fibers per wash, all of which goes into the ocean water, and thence into the cells of sea life. ...

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Chimps More Like Us Than We Knew | Care2 Causes

Chimps More Like Us Than We Knew | Care2 Causes

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 5am

Your next invitation to dinner may come from a chimp, at least if you are a chimpanzee from the Fongoli savanna of Senegal...

Flame Retardant In Your Soda? | Care2 Causes

Flame Retardant In Your Soda? | Care2 Causes

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 3am

Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is a chemical found in 10 percent of sodas in North America. BVO is patented as a flame ret...

Soldiers Raped in the U.S. Military | Care2 Causes

Soldiers Raped in the U.S. Military | Care2 Causes

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 6am

One in three women in the U.S. military will experience sexual assault while on active duty. That means that the very wome...

Is There an Autism Epidemic? Not Exactly, But.....

care2.com 12 Dec '11, 9am

I have Asperger syndrome, which is believed to be a mild form of autism. Asperger sufferers often have an intense interest...

Baby Seal Cries for Missing Mama: Couple Rescues Him By Kayak | Care2 Causes

Baby Seal Cries for Missing Mama: Couple Rescue...

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 7am

The next evening, I came home only to find the little tyke still hanging out in the ocean in front of my house, crying pit...

More Polar Bears Turn to Cannibalism to Avoid S...

care2.com 11 Dec '11, 3am

Thank you. It's comforting to find that among all the emotional reactionaries there are still those capable of critical th...

Dear Obama: How Could You Approve Drilling in A...

earthjustice.org 13 Dec '11, 12am

Oil spill would be diastrous and there's no way to clean a spill up It’s not easy to get the President’s attention. He’s a...

Who's Really Committing Voter Fraud? (Video) | ...

care2.com 13 Dec '11, 10am

Every other country in the world demands proof of citizenship and proof of residency at the polls. Here, in the United Sta...

Afghan Girls and Mother Disfigured in Acid Attack | Care2 Causes

Afghan Girls and Mother Disfigured in Acid Atta...

care2.com 12 Dec '11, 11am

It really blows my mind when I think of the countless ways mankind has found to inflict violence against women around the ...

Huge methane plumes are discovered in Arctic Oc...

e360.yale.edu 13 Dec '11, 4pm

13 Dec 2011: Huge Methane Plumes Are Discovered in Arctic Ocean Russian scientists sampling the waters of the East Siberia...

A Starving Dog Is Not A Work of Art | Care2 Causes

care2.com 15 Dec '11, 10pm

Costa Rican artist Guillermo ‘Habacuc’ Vargas sparked global outrage with his Exposición N° 1, in Códice Gallery in Managu...

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal | Care2 Causes

care2.com 15 Dec '11, 12am

It's a shame that big coal can blow up 500 mountain tops, and continue to pollute our air and water, with no consequence. ...

Mercury: Poisoned By Tuna Fish | Care2 Causes

care2.com 15 Dec '11, 1am

There are smaller species of tuna that are less laden with Mercury. Also, it really irritates me seeing and hearing Americ...

Victory For 68 Genetically Pure Yellowstone Bison | Care2 Causes

Victory For 68 Genetically Pure Yellowstone Bis...

care2.com 11 Dec '11, 3am

Great news for Yellowstone Bison! Last Friday, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted to allow 68 bison, so...

If You Are Still Earning Minimum Wage, You're a...

care2.com 12 Dec '11, 9pm

I live in the UK, we get some coverage of US politics but I haven't heard of this man, I have heard his message before how...