Plastic Pollution in The Ocean

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A new plastics treaty is coming for your bags and bottles
The UN has started a series of negotiations for a legally binding treaty to end plastic pollutionPublished4 hours agoWe may earn a commission from links on this …
This new magnetic powder can capture microplastics in water
When plastic waste breaks down into tiny fragments, it can’t be detected at wastewater treatment plants. This new material can help. [Source Photos: Lisa Schaetzle/Getty Images, Andriy …
The world can’t recycle its way out of the plastics crisis
There are an estimated 50 trillion to 75 trillion plastic particles in the world’s oceans and another 8 million to 10 million tons are added every year, …
Good eggs: Eggs can be used to filter microplastics and salt out of water, research finds | Euronews
Eggs can be used to filter microplastics and salt out of water, researchers have discovered.The humble egg is a staple at breakfast tables around the world.But it …
Coke is a sponsor of the Cop27 climate talks. Some activists aren’t happy
The decision to include Coca-Cola as a major sponsor of this year’s United Nations climate summit in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, has angered many climate activists, who …
Blue whales swallowing 95 pounds of plastic daily, scientists estimate
Blue whales, the largest creatures on Earth, are ingesting 10 million pieces of microplastic daily, scientists estimate. With plastic waste rapidly accumulating in the world’s oceans, researchers …
Microplastics, tiny pollutants plague Pennsylvania rivers, streams
Microplastics are everywhere, even in Pennsylvania's cleanest waterways.According to a new report by the activist and research group PennEnvironment, tests for the presence of microplastics conducted in …
Turtle injured by ocean pollution to return home after 8 years of rehabilitation
CAPE TOWN – A turtle severely injured by ocean pollution will finally return to its habitat after eight years of rehabilitation. Bob the turtle suffered major brain …
Plastic pollution robs fish of nutrients
As plastic litter degrades in the sun, it breaks down into tiny pieces that are then consumed by the wildlife. Image: NOAA By Nicoline Bradford Researchers at …
Scientists scour global waters testing ocean plankton and pollution
After a near two-year "Microbiome" mission around the world, scientists said on Saturday they had gathered thousands of samples of marine micro-organisms in a bid to better …
COP27: Activists 'baffled' that Coca-Cola will be sponsor
HECTOR RETAMALBy Esme StallardBBC News Climate and ScienceClimate activists are "baffled" over Egypt's decision to have Coca-Cola – a major plastic producer – sponsor this year's global …
The Mediterranean Sea is so hot, it’s forming carbonate crystals
It’s also worth noting that the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most microplastic-polluted water bodies in the world: In 2020, scientists reported finding 2 million particles …
The Titans of Plastic
During the summer of 2018, two of the largest cranes in the world towered over the Ohio River. The bright-red monoliths were brought in by the multi-national …
Is there a green solution to the vinyl record backlog?
The backlog in the vinyl industry since the pandemic began means that artists and some music fans are having to wait around a year to receive their …
In world first, Chile to ban single-use F&B products over three years
In May 2021, Chile announced a legislative ban on single-use products in the food and beverage industry to take effect over the next three years.Similar bans in …
LISTEN: Max Aung on hidden toxic threats
Dr. Max Aung joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the dangers of some everyday chemicals to our health—and how regulation hasn’t kept …
How microplastics from cigarettes pollute our oceans
CBS 8's Chief Meteorologist Karlene Chavis breaks down how to filter out our oceans biggest problem: cigarette butts. SAN DIEGO — Beach cleanups are common along our coastline, …
Palau study reveals microplastics are infecting the most pristine corners of the world
Plastic pollution is so insidious that it has entered even the most sacred of places. In 2012, a seal washed ashore in Massachusetts because its stomach was …
Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines
Air Date: Week of July 8, 2022 stream/download this segment as an MP3 file Republican governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, has rolled back the previous administration’s plan …
Living on Earth: Getting plastics out of the parks
Air Date: Week of July 8, 2022 stream/download this segment as an MP3 file Plastic fork with seaweed. Single-use plastic utensils are difficult to recycle and can …