Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: microplastics

UK retailers ban glitter from store brand products this holiday season

As the movement against glitter brings awareness about microplastics, Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis' store brand holiday products will be glitter-free for 2020.

We estimate there are up to 14 million tonnes of microplastics...

Knowing how much plastic sinks to the ocean floor is an important addition to our understanding of the plastic pollution crisis.

The Atlantic Ocean contains at least 10 times more plastic pollution...

Hopefully, with this new research, policymakers can make moves to stop plastic pollution that is harming marine life, the environment, and ultimately us.

Scientist find microplastics in human organs giving activists more ammo to...

“It would be naive to believe there is plastic everywhere but just not in us.”

Seafood study finds plastic in 100% of samples

"From the edible marine species tested, sardines had the highest plastic content, which was a surprising result."

‘Our life is plasticized’: New research shows microplastics in our food,...

“Now is the time when a world historical revolution would be possible, when the people of the world could unite to change the system as a whole.”

New study finds underestimation of microplastics in ocean—concentration far greater

A new study estimated the concentration of microplastics in the ocean to be far greater than previously determined.

Microplastics found in Antarctic sea ice samples for first time, scientists...

The researchers conclude that the findings present a "crucial need for stringent methods" when it comes to both to recovering and measuring microplastic particles from polar regions.

Just one tea bag can release billions of microscopic plastic particles...

From Arctic snow to the deep sea, microplastics have been found in some unusual places. Now, it turns out they could be lurking at the bottom of...

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

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The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Ten uplifting teaching moments from President Fiasco

How to achieve peace in our time, universal happiness, and healthy goodwill towards our neighbor.

Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in Senate

“This is the bill we have been waiting for. It draws on the latest science to tap the treasure-trove of ocean solutions to accelerate progress on climate change. The outcome? People win, the economy wins, nature wins.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

To prevent voter intimidation, Michigan has banned open carry guns at polling places

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present.”