The amount of microplastics at the bottom of the Mediterranean is growing as global production increases and plastic breakdown is halted.
Even at the Bottom of the World, the Ocean Is Belching Plastic
Plastic fills the air above Auckland, New Zealand.
Fernando Temprano-Coleto: Going with the Flow
A career in fluid mechanics is both intellectually stimulating and well suited to solving environmental problems.
Remote Sensing Tracks Down “Plastic Plants” in Rivers
Researchers are using remote sensing to track floating mats of plastic trapped in water hyacinth plants.
Microscopic Hitchhikers Found on Deep-Sea Plastic
Are bacteria hailing a ride on plastic 2,000 meters deep?
The Alps Are Dusted with Nanoplastics
A new study finds the lofted pollutants came from major European cities, but further study is required to fully understand the plastics’ transport and deposition processes.
Microplastics Morph Cell Metabolism
Microplastics get into our bodies, potentially altering how certain cells convert sugar into energy, especially in the gut. Continued ingestion could cause chronic problems.
Cameroon’s Mangrove Forests Are Choking on Plastics
Rapid urbanization and insufficient waste management are threatening the environmentally and culturally vital Wouri Estuary. Solutions are needed to save these and other mangroves around the world.
Microplastics’ Hidden Contribution to Snow Melting
Microplastic particles, present everywhere on the planet, may complicate assessments of black carbon’s role in the melting of snow and of its contributions to Earth’s radiative balance.
Rastreando cómo se mueve el plástico en el océano costero
Investigadores utilizaron un tanque de olas para estudiar el movimiento de partículas de plástico de forma experimental y comprender el papel de la densidad de partículas en el comportamiento de deriva.