Ghost Fishing Gear: A Major Source of Marine Plastic Pollution

(Disponible en français : Engins de pêche fantômes : une source majeure de pollution marine par le plastique) Plastic pollution in marine environments is a global problem of increasing concern. Commercial fishing activities represent one of the main sources of ocean-based plastic pollution, along with shipping operations. The fishing industry uses large quantities of fishing gear…

Joint Action to Reduce Methane Emissions: Canada and the United States

(Disponible en français : Mesure conjointe pour la réduction des émissions de méthane : Le Canada et les États‑Unis) Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a well-known greenhouse gas. However, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada, methane’s impact as a warming agent is estimated to be 86 times greater over a 20-year period and 34 times…

Water Pollution From Microplastic Beads In Consumer Products: Public And Private Sector Response

(Disponible en français : Pollution de l’eau par des microbilles de plastique provenant de produits de consommation : la réponse des secteurs public et privé) Note: This publication was updated in April, 2015: Update: Water Pollution from Microplastic Beads in Consumer Products Plastic has long been a known contaminant in the world’s oceans. Of particular…