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Mar 10, 2016 04:00 PM ET // Eric Niiler
Plastic-chomping bacteria could save landfill space, oil and energy consumed in manufacturing.
Mar 3, 2016 08:20 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Altering the tiny creatures' excrement turns out to have potentially serious environmental consequences.
Feb 1, 2016 03:00 PM ET // Kieran Mulvaney
Tiny particles of plastic from cosmetics and industry affect oyster reproduction and threaten marine life.
Jan 7, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
In 1 million years, the epoch that we are now living in will likely be characterized by animal and plant remains, along with a strange mess of industrial pollutants.
Dec 10, 2015 11:29 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
The European waterway suffers from some of the worst microplastics pollution on the planet. Continue reading →
Feb 12, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Humans are throwing enough plastic into the world's oceans to cover Manhattan in coffee stirrers and plastic bags, 34 times over.
Jul 10, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Microplastics -- tiny particles formed from the degrading of plastic trash -- are filling the planet's oceans and pose an increasing threat to marine animals. Continue reading →
Jun 30, 2014 06:55 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Expecting to see huge volumes of plastic in the world's oceans, a team of researchers finds otherwise.
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