Tag Archives: Marine Pollution

The main event of the National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week and Coastal Cleanup Programme organised by the Marin Environment Protection Authority and Department of Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Management was held in Galle under the patronage of Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal de Silva on Friday. The programme initiated following the […]

The minute plastics are in the food chain, and they’re increasingly shown to harm the health of marine animals. Rivers that flow into the Great Lakes are awash with tiny plastic bits, some barely visible to the human eye but big enough to infiltrate the food chain, according to the largest study of microplastics in […]

Analysis shows most UK plastic ends up in the Arctic, where it does ‘extreme harm’ to the fragile polar environment (Plastic bottles and other rubbish and waste washed up on a British beach. Photograph: Daisy Corlett/Alamy) Plastic dumped into the seas around the UK is carried to the Arctic within two years, scientists have revealed, […]

Plastic debris that was thought to be trapped in vast floating patches in the Pacific Ocean may be able to escape and pollute islands and coastal areas, a study warns. These great patches of rubbish — sometimes inaccurately called plastic islands or continents — could partly break up due to short-lived, hard-to-observe eddies, the paper […]

LAUGFS Leisure recently organized a beach cleanup project in the Passikudah area in an effort to create awareness towards a cleaner and safer environment. The staff of Anantaya Passikudah, the latest addition to the Anantaya luxury resort chain, teamed up and volunteered to clean the beach front in commemoration of the World Environment Day. Speaking […]

IN THE USUAL HAVOC CREATED BY SCATTERED DEBRIS AFTER FLOODS, ONE MIGHT EVEN BE PLEASED IF ALL OF IT GETS WASHED OFF TO THE OCEAN, A COURSE OF ACTION OFTEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED TO REMOVE GARBAGE AND WASTE FROM COASTAL AREAS The World Oceans Day is marked today, under the theme ‘Healthy oceans, healthy planet’; […]

  Life is believed to have started in the oceans. Oceans are described by scientists as the origin of life being an island nation, the ocean is never too far from us and our lives are very much linked to it. We know the beauty as well as bounty the ocean brings us. The World […]