Scientists have even found microplastics in the Arctic (page 2)

A new technological solution to our plastics problem comes in an odd shape. Microplastics—tiny fragments of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters across—are so ubiquitous that plastic is now found in drinking water, Arctic snow, and the deepest part of the ocean. As plastic breaks down, the tiny size makes it even harder to remove from water. But scientists are testing a new method that could safely dissolve it: tiny, spring-shaped magnets.Read Full Story

Scientists have even found microplastics in the Arctic

Microplastics are polluting tap water, the deep sea and now even remote corners of the Arctic. Scientists found concentrations of plastic in ice floes from the Fram Strait, the passage ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Engadget

'Ubiquitous' microplastics are airborne, reaching remote Arctic ice

Microplastic pollution is now so commonplace that it's drifted to the furthest reaches of the Arctic.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from FOXNews

You’ve Been Drinking Microplastics, But Don’t Worry—Yet

A new WHO report says drinking microplastic particles isn't yet a threat to human health. But we need way more research.

Wed 21 Aug 19 from Wired Science Blogs

These tiny magnetic springs melt microplastics into nothing

A new technological solution to our plastics problem comes in an odd shape. Microplastics—tiny fragments of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters across—are so ubiquitous that plastic ...

Wed 21 Aug 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Snow, sea ice littered with microplastics in the Arctic

Scientists have found surprisingly large amounts of microplastics in snow and sea ice samples collected in the Arctic and Alps.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from UPI

It’s snowing plastic in the Arctic now

Scientists have discovered that snowflakes gently falling over the Arctic contain a whole bunch of microplastic particles, too. While the world may have hoped that it would rain tacos some ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Microplastics Are Blowing Into the Pristine Arctic

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Wired Science Blogs

Microplastics in Arctic snow point to widespread air contamination

Scientists raise concern on the ill effects of inhaling particles

Thu 15 Aug 19 from The Hindu

Microplastic drifting down with the snow

Over the past several years, microplastic particles have repeatedly been detected in sea-water, drinking water, and even in animals. But these minute particles are also transported by the atmosphere ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from ScienceDaily

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