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Microplastics

Scientists use NASA satellite data to track ocean microplastics from space

These small flecks of plastic are harmful to marine organisms and ecosystems

27 Jun 2021 10:18 AM

14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor: Australian study

The quantity of the tiny pollutants was 25 times greater than previous localised studies had shown

07 Oct 2020 11:38 AM

Australia witnesses hottest day ever, hotter days expected

Australia has its hottest day on record, more to come.

18 Dec 2019 6:45 PM

Fossil fuel groups try influencing climate change talks

Fossil fuel groups 'destroying' climate talks: NGOs.

07 Dec 2019 6:46 PM

Polar bears move away from Arctic as ice weakens

Weak Arctic ice sees 56 polar bears descend on Russian village.

07 Dec 2019 1:53 PM

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Sheet masks: The new plastic straws?

Research has proven that sheet masks are just as bad for the environment as plastic straws.

30 Oct 2019 8:27 PM

Thousands of activists conduct mass cleanup of world’s beaches

Environmental activists pluck plastic from world's beaches on mass cleanup day.

22 Sep 2019 12:54 PM

Microplastics are inhibiting earthworm growth, degrading agricultural soil

A study shows that the presence of microplastics in soil is not allowing worms to thrive, thus reducing soil quality.

12 Sep 2019 12:25 PM

WHO says microplastics in water not harmful to health

UN: Don’t worry about drinking microplastics in water.

22 Aug 2019 11:47 AM

City beaches have most microplastics

Microplastics were segregated from the samples and they were identified for the study, which was published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin.

20 May 2019 6:28 AM

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Microplastics in freshwater insects raise global fears about plastic pollution

While eight to 12 million tonnes of plastic enters oceans each year, four million tonnes of it passes along rivers.

28 Sep 2018 5:24 PM

Microplastics found in table salt brands in study conducted by IIT-Bombay

The study stated that 63 per cent of the microplastic particles was in the form of fragments and 37 per cent were fibres.

03 Sep 2018 7:06 PM

Discarded contact lenses lead to rising microplastic pollution

When the plastic loses some of its structural strength, it will break down. This leads to smaller plastic particles forming microplastics.

20 Aug 2018 12:05 PM

Study finds humans cause cancer in wild animals

This human impact on wild environments might strongly influence the prevalence of cancer in wild populations.

22 May 2018 6:19 PM

Many cosmetics in Indian market contain microplastics or microbeads: Study

Microbeads have been recognized as a pollutant globally and are being banned in many countries but there has been little action in India.

30 Apr 2018 6:22 PM

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Magnitude of the planetary crisis

Plastic not only takes years to decompose in our environment but rarely does it fully disappear.

17 Apr 2018 12:40 AM

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