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First Advisor

Derren Rosbach

Second Advisor

Sharon Wulf

Date

2012

Abstract

Inside the North Paci0ic Ocean lies the biggest amount of trash in the world and it’s only getting worse due to human interference. The United States government has legislation and precedent in place to protect the oceans from human interference. However, there is not much awareness in the general public of the impact of human waste. If left untouched, more animals will be threatened by extinction because of the amount of waste. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has authority on clean up regarding national waters. Unfortunately, a lack of research prevents any mitigation efforts and a lack of money prevents additional research from being done. Through the passing of various bills, the Administration would get more money to do research and increased education will allow citizens to be able to incrementally decrease waste impact.

Keywords

The World's Water

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Great Problems Seminar

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch


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