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Do Face Masks Increase Pollution?

Before the coronavirus pandemic, people used to wear face masks to protect themselves from air pollution. With the spread of COVID-19, the use of...

Tons of Ocean Pollution Can Be Saved by Changing Washing Habits

A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine...

Microplastics a Million Times More Abundant Than Previously Thought

Nothing seems safe from plastic contamination. A new study by NSF-funded researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggests there could be a million times more pieces of...

China: The Main Source of Plastic Bottles in the Atlantic

A new study on the plastic bottle pollution prevalent in the Atlantic Ocean has found that Chinese merchant ships are the number one source...

Ditch the Delicate Wash Cycle to Save Our Seas

New research led by Newcastle University has shown that it is the volume of water used during the wash cycle, rather than the spinning...

Radioactive Carbon From Nuclear Tests Found in Deep Ocean Trenches

Radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from 20th-century nuclear bomb tests has reached the deepest parts of the ocean, new research finds. A new study in AGU’s...

Where Has All the Plastic Rubbish Gone in the Indian Ocean?

Researchers at the University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody...

Dead Whale Found With 115 Plastic Cups in Stomach

A whale, washed ashore in eastern Indonesia, surprised environmentalists when they discovered that the creature had 115 plastic cups in its stomach. Four plastic...

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