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    The question is astonishingly simple: In the year 2015, with GPS and satellites and global surveillance everywhere all the time, how does a massive airplane simply go missing? To find the answer, writer Bucky McMahon boarded one of the vessels searching for Malaysia Air 370 in one of the most isolated and treacherous stretches of ocean on the planet. In telling the story of the search crew and the massive amounts of technology, money, and human capital being spent trying to find this airplane, McMahon tells a story of our time—of a world completely dependent on nets of redundant technology, yet completely lost and broken when those nets suddenly break. McMahon joins host David Brancaccio to discuss his October 2015 story, “The Plane at the Bottom of the Ocean.”

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  2. The Plane on the Bottom of the Ocean by Bucky McMahon

    The question is astonishingly simple: In the year 2015, with GPS and satellites and global surveillance everywhere all the time, how does a massive airplane simply go missing? To find the answer, writer Bucky McMahon boarded one of the vessels searching for Malaysia Air 370 in one of the most isolated and treacherous stretches of ocean on the planet. In telling the story of the search crew and the massive amounts of technology, money, and human capital being spent trying to find this airplane, McMahon tells a story of our time—of a world completely dependent on nets of redundant technology, yet completely lost and broken when those nets suddenly break. McMahon joins host David Brancaccio to discuss his October 2015 story, “The Plane at the Bottom of the Ocean.”

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  3. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Worse Than You Think | On The Media

    In 1997, captain Charles Moore wrote about sailing through a patch of garbage in the Pacific which went on for days. At first, media reports referred to the patch as the size of Texas, then twice the size of the Texas, then five times the size of Texas, and so on. The vision of the garbage patch was also transformed by misleading stock photos of polluted rivers.

    Dan Engber, a columnist for Slate, says this idea of the garbage patch is wrong—but it’s also comforting, because it allows us to believe our plastic is accumulating in one confined place in the middle of the Ocean, far from us. He talks to Bob about how the truth is actually harder to envision, and also much more dangerous: the plastic garbage patch is more like a soup of contaminants that seep into the food chain.

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/great-pacific-garbage-patch-worse-you-think

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  4. Will the Ocean Cleanup Project Clean Our Seas of Plastic?

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    Transcript: http://skepchick.org/2015/06/will-the-ocean-cleanup-project-clean-our-seas-of-plastic/

    http://gizmodo.com/the-ingenious-plan-for-the-ocean-to-clean-itself-is-led-1708318317

    http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=18523

    http://deepseanews.com/2014/07/the-ocean-cleanup-part-2-technical-review-of-the-feasibility-study/

    http://deepseanews.com/2014/07/the-ocean-cleanup-part-1-alternatives-to-reduce-ocean-plastic/

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