Humans are throwing enough plastic into the world's oceans to cover Manhattan in coffee stirrers and plastic bags, 34 times over.
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 →
Expecting to see huge volumes of plastic in the world's oceans, a team of researchers finds otherwise.
Plastic into the world's oceans threatens marine life, tourism and fisheries, the United Nations warned Monday.
The plastic-dwellers appear to be biodegrading the millions of tonnes of debris floating on waters worldwide, according to oceanographers.
The new substance will forever remain in Earth's rock record, researchers say.
Paper vs. plastic bags: You'd think this fight would have been settled by now. But as Trace explains, for cities around the world, the fight is more complicated than you'd think.
Potentially toxic plastic found in a seemingly pristine lake may be a sign of widespread contamination of freshwater. Continue reading →
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