#microplasticos

  • Article: Wind Currents Are Carrying Microplastics All the Way to the Arctic
    Environment

    Wind Currents Are Carrying Microplastics All the Way to the Arctic

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 15, 2019

    Researchers think that breathing in microplastics could penetrate deep into the lungs. Read more

  • Article: Bird Feeds Its Chick Cigarette Butt in ‘Heartbreaking’ Viral Photo
    Environment

    Bird Feeds Its Chick Cigarette Butt in ‘Heartbreaking’ Viral Photo

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Erica Sanchez|July 4, 2019

    "If you smoke, please don't leave your butts behind." Read more

  • Article: These College Students Invented a Beach Vacuum to Suck Up Microplastics
    Finance & Innovation

    These College Students Invented a Beach Vacuum to Suck Up Microplastics

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 28, 2019

    “We want to use our engineering skills to help to save the planet.” Read more

  • Article: Nearly Everything You Consume Is Contaminated by Microplastics, Report Says
    Health

    Nearly Everything You Consume Is Contaminated by Microplastics, Report Says

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 5, 2019

    Avoiding single-use plastics is the best way to avoid contamination. Read more

  • Article: These Pesky Little Sea Creatures Could Help Fight Ocean Plastics
    Environment

    These Pesky Little Sea Creatures Could Help Fight Ocean Plastics

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|Feb. 20, 2019

    Scientists are putting sea squirts, considered an invasive species, to good use. Read more

  • Article: This New Law Would Ban 90% of Microplastics Across Europe
    Environment

    This New Law Would Ban 90% of Microplastics Across Europe

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Jan. 30, 2019

    Plastic pollution contaminates the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Read more

  • Article: Even Insects Are Carrying Around Microplastics
    Environment

    Even Insects Are Carrying Around Microplastics

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Sept. 19, 2018

    And then the problem travels up the food chain. Read more