Showing posts with label plastics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plastics. Show all posts

Wednesday, 13 November 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?


EurekAlert
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.

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Friday, 1 November 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, 3 October 2018

We must keep single-use plastics out of our oceans.


Greenpeace - More here.
Poster by Jessica - NOAA marine debris program.



Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia's polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

by Larry Powell The freshwater turtle, Emydura macquarii. Credit: Claudia Santori. For well over a century,  freshwater fis...