Thursday, December 19, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Microplastics found in oysters, clams on Oregon coast, study finds. (Last year, Canadian scientists discovered high levels of microplastics in B.C.’s oyster beds). Is our clothing to blame?
|Pacific oysters, farmed in the U.S.|
Photo by NOAA.
Tiny threads of plastics are showing up in Pacific oysters and razor clams along the Oregon coast -- and the yoga pants, fleece jackets, and sweat-wicking clothing that Pacific Northwesterners love to wear are a source of that pollution, according to a new Portland State University study. Story here.
Friday, November 1, 2019
The Amazon River: A Major Source of Organic Plastic Additives to the Tropical North Atlantic?
Environmental Science & Technology
|The Amazon empties into the Atlantic. |
"Flick" Coordenação-Geral de Observação da Terra/INPE
Dissolved surface water concentrations of two important families of plastic additives were found in remarkably high concentrations in the Amazon river plume. Story here.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
We must keep single-use plastics out of our oceans.
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