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“Plastics”

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.
Jun 23, 2014 01:00 PM ET // AFP
Plastic into the world's oceans threatens marine life, tourism and fisheries, the United Nations warned Monday.
Jun 19, 2014 11:15 AM ET // AFP
The plastic-dwellers appear to be biodegrading the millions of tonnes of debris floating on waters worldwide, according to oceanographers.
Jun 4, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Joseph Castro, LiveScience.com Contributor
The new substance will forever remain in Earth's rock record, researchers say.
Dec 20, 2013 01:00 PM ET
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.
Oct 8, 2013 09:22 AM ET // Tim Wall
Potentially toxic plastic found in a seemingly pristine lake may be a sign of widespread contamination of freshwater. Continue reading →
Feb 13, 2013 04:42 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Plastics should be re-classified as hazardous, scientists argue, due to the dangers they pose. ->
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