microplastics

microplastics

Microplastics Have Been Found in Our Deepest Ocean Animals

Scientists found plastics in the guts of amphipods at Challenger Deep, some 10,890 meters below the sea surface.
Becky Ferreira
2.27.19
pollution

Every Single Sea Turtle in This Study Had Microplastics in Its Gut

The researchers tested turtles from all seven species, across three oceans.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.18
Motherboard

You’re Literally Sprinkling Plastic On Your Food

A study published this week in ‘Environmental Science & Technology’ sampled salt brands from across the globe and found 92 percent contained microplastics.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.18.18
microplastics

Beauty Industry-Funded Study Suggests Microplastics ‘Are Not Causing Harm to the Environment'

A meta-analysis of 320 research papers on microplastics concludes that "the available data...suggest that these materials are not causing harm to the environment.”
Daniel Oberhaus
10.17.18
Motherboard

Mosquitoes Are Now Vectors for Pollution as Well as Disease

Scientists find that insects can poison birds and fish with plastic they ate as larvae.
Becky Ferreira
9.19.18
What I'm Freaking Out About

The Invisible Plastics That Are in Almost Everything We Consume

They're called microplastics.
John Meeker
8.16.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Why this student collected more than 50,000 golf balls out of the ocean

The United States manufactures 540 million golf balls and it's reported that 300 million of those are lost.
Sharif Paget
8.7.18
microplastics

You're Definitely Consuming Microplastics, But Not Just In Seafood and Tap Water

A leading researcher in the field talks why tap water and seafood shouldn't be our only concern when it comes to the issue of microplastics.
Lauren Rothman
7.19.18
plastic planet

We’re Eating Plastics From Our Own Dirty Laundry

A startup is developing a reusable sheet that sucks microplastics from our laundry machines, so they don’t end up in the water supply.
James Jackson
9.14.17
ocean pollution

Ocean Currents Are Carrying Our Plastic Garbage to the Arctic

Plastic dumped in the oceans is moving poleward.
Lisa Cumming
4.19.17
Clothes

Our Clothes Are Poisoning Deep-Sea Animals With Microplastics

This might be a problem we can actually fix.
Kate Lunau
9.30.16
women

14 Women Sailed to Sea to Investigate Plastic's Toxic Impact on Hormones

The all-women Exxpedition mission wants to make the unseen seen, from ocean pollution to women in science.
Victoria Turk
3.16.15
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