plastic

ocean plastic

A Dead Whale with 88 Pounds of Trash in Its Stomach Washed up in the Philippines

Plastic pollution claims another one.
Sarah Emerson
3 days ago
pollution

Researchers Developed a Technique to Turn Nearly a Quarter of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel

The process could help convert millions of tons of plastic we generate every year into an gasoline and diesel-like fuel.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.8.19
plastic pollution

Don’t Boycott Razors Because of an Ad, Boycott Them For the Planet

Some people are mad that Gillette released an ad calling out toxic masculinity, but the bigger issue is the waste produced by disposable razors.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.16.19
pollution

Every Single Sea Turtle in This Study Had Microplastics in Its Gut

The researchers tested turtles from all seven species, across three oceans.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.18
plastic

Billions of Ocean Nanoplastics Can Get Lodged in Sea Creatures in Only a Few Hours

A new study looked at a more realistic concentration level of tiny plastics like the kind we see in the ocean, and found the pieces quickly get lodged in animals’ tissue.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.3.18
Whales

Dead Sperm Whale Had 115 Plastic Cups, 1,000 Plastic Shards in its Stomach

The whale carcass washed up near Wakatobi National Park in Indonesia on Monday.
Becky Ferreira
11.21.18
pollution

There Is Plastic 'Everywhere,' Says Guy Swimming Across Pacific Ocean

Ben Lecomte began his swim on the coast of Japan and has already swum more than 1,200 nautical miles.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.23.18
microplastics

Beauty Industry-Funded Study Suggests Microplastics ‘Are Not Causing Harm to the Environment'

A meta-analysis of 320 research papers on microplastics concludes that "the available data...suggest that these materials are not causing harm to the environment.”
Daniel Oberhaus
10.17.18
bugs

Mosquitoes Are Now Vectors for Pollution as Well as Disease

Scientists find that insects can poison birds and fish with plastic they ate as larvae.
Becky Ferreira
9.19.18
plastic oceans

Watch a Man Swim Through an Ocean of Trash Off the Coast of Bali

A startling reminder that humans have a huge impact on the ocean.
Rebecca Flowers
3.6.18
choked

11 Billion Pieces of Plastic Are Making Coral Reefs Sick

Plastic is suffocating and infecting coral reefs.
Rebecca Flowers
1.29.18
Dear Future

How We'll Solve Our Plastic Problem

These future technologies will make today’s plastic problem a thing of the past.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.9.17
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