Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte swam straight through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, finding junk, microplastics, and incredible creatures.
Plastic has seeped into the air, ocean, ice, snow, seafloor, and shorelines of the Arctic.
Microplastics and fibers in the Arctic snow likely came from pollution in the atmosphere, scientists say.
A new study suggests that our lungs are under siege in our own homes.
A study out of the University of Ghent in Belgium shows that people who eat seafood regularly ingest up to 11,000 pieces of plastics each year.
Fish can't get enough of microplastics. In fact, they seem to prefer them to their traditional foods, such as plankton, the researchers say.