Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Garbage Patch Bigger than Texas!

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In the middle of the pacific ocean there is a toxic garbage patch more than twice the size of Texas. Lindsey Hoshaw, a recent Stanford journalism graduate now working as a freelance environmental journalist, is preparing for a month long voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to take photos for a New York Times article.

The report aims to educate the public about marine debris. It will bring new light to ocean pollution and provide one of the first reports about how toxic chemicals are entering our food chain. Many scientists believe that ocean pollution will be one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century, this slideshow will be one of the first to show direct footage from the Garbage Patch.

If you want to be part of this great work, you can help by donating to help pay Lindsey's travel expenses. You can donate at or at her Facebook Causes page. You can also follow Lindsey on Twitter - @lindseyhoshaw

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