‘Ocean Cleanup’ ship sweeps first Pacific plastic | AFP

Dutchman Boyan Slat, the 25-year-old founder of Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organisation, announces at a press conference in Rotterdam that he has caught plastic for the first time on a large scale in the Pacific Ocean with a new system.

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Shipwrecked Colombians cling to cocaine bales | AFP

Three suspected drug smugglers survived in shark-infested Pacific waters by clinging for hours to floating bales of cocaine, Colombia’s navy says. The three Colombians are suspected of smuggling 1.2 tons of cocaine from Tumaco in Colombia when their boat was hit by a wave and capsized.

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Hawaii corals suffer amid Pacific heatwave

Hawaii’s coral are suffering widespread bleaching after months of record heat in the Pacific. Researchers fear a repeat of conditions in 2015, when hot water was blamed for the death of nearly half of all coral in some island locations. (Sept. 23)

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Children in Australia, Pacific launch global climate strike | AFP

Children in Australia kick off a millions-strong global climate strike Friday — heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults take action to stave off environmental disaster.

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Pola & Bryson – Abandon

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Spaniard paddles from US West coast to Hawaii

Antonio de la Rosa began a journey in June that would take him 2,500 miles across the ocean, from the California coast to Hawaii. He made the trip in 76 days, using only paddle power to make his way across the Pacific. (Aug. 27)

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Plastic junk spawns desert island disaster in Pacific | AFP

Floating plastic garbage has swamped a remote Pacific island once regarded as an environmental jewel and scientists say little can be done to save it while a throwaway culture persists.

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