Pollution

Tiny Plastic Particles in the Environment

Dübendorf, Switzerland — Wherever scientists look, they can spot them: whether in remote mountain lakes, in Arctic sea ice, in the deep-ocean floor or in air samples, even in edible fish – thousands...

More Sustainable Recycling of Plastics

Konstanz, Germany — The new method works without extremely high temperatures, is therefore more energy-efficient and has a significantly higher recovery rate (approx. 96 per cent of the starting material)...

Plastic contaminants harm sea urchins

Exeter, UK — Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research shows. Scientists soaked various plastic samples in seawater then removed the plastic...

Seafood Study Finds Plastic in All Samples

Exeter, UK — A study of five different seafoods has found traces of plastic in every sample tested. Researchers bought oysters, prawns, squid, crabs and sardines from a market in Australia and analysed...

A New Look at Deep-Sea Microbes

Newark, DE — Microbial cells are found in abundance in marine sediments beneath the ocean and make up a significant amount of the total microbial biomass on the planet. Microbes found deeper in the...

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