The first-ever chemical analysis of plastic collected from beaches around Lake Geneva detected cadmium, mercury and lead—sometimes in very high concentrations that exceed the maximum permitted under EU law. The abundance ...
Coral reefs are not getting a break. On top of climate change and bleaching, now tonnes of plastic trash are making them sick.
The Red Sea has relatively low amounts of floating plastic debris in its surface waters due to fewer sources or faster removal.
A single plastic carrier bag could be shredded by marine organisms into around 1.75million microscopic fragments, according to new research.
It's great that Blue Planet II is pushing hard on plastic pollution in the oceans – but please use facts, not conjecture
Must we always talk for victory, and never once for truth, for comfort, and joy – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Scientists have long known that marine animals mistakenly eat plastic debris because the tiny bits of floating plastic might look like prey.
The 2011 Japanese tsunami set the stage for something unprecedented. For the first time in recorded history, scientists have detected entire communities of coastal species crossing the ocean by floating on makeshift rafts. ...
As you bite into a delicious piece of fish, you probably don't think about what the fish itself ate – but perhaps you should. Over 50 species of fish have been found to consume plastic trash at sea. This is bad news, not ...
'Omnipresent' signs demonstrating the effects of human impact on England's landscape have been revealed by researchers from the University of Leicester.
The levels of microplastic particles accumulating in the Antarctic are much worse than expected, a team of experts has warned.