U.S. Scrap Exports Remain Strong Despite China’s Ban on Imports

Scrap exports from the United States remained strong in 2017 despite China's ban on certain scrap imports, which has riled the the global recycling industry since the ban was announced last summer, according to an analysis from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released Thursday. China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) in July that it would stop … [Read more...]

Kristina Gjerde: Conserving the High Seas natural resource

64 percent of the world's oceans are not protected by national law, these areas are known as the high seas. The following speech was given by Kristina Gjerde in April 2010.  She is an expert in the field of marine conservation law and a policy advisor for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The purpose of this presentation is to highlight an ongoing … [Read more...]

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Mapped

(Source: IMC Brokers) In the broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean, there exists the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a slowly moving, clockwise spiral of currents created by a high-pressure system of air currents. The area is an oceanic desert, filled with tiny phytoplankton but few big fish or mammals. Due to its lack of large fish and gentle breezes, fishermen and … [Read more...]