Monday, February 26, 2024

Tag: microplastics

Microplastics in clouds could ‘modify the climate,’ study finds

The tiny particles have been linked with widespread environmental damage, as well as cancers and a range of adverse health impacts related to the lungs and heart.

Study finds high concentration of microplastics in algae growing in Arctic

Scientists found microplastic particles were about 10 times higher in the algae samples than the surrounding waters, which they are now equating with microplastics found in the deep sea.

Algae growing under Arctic Sea ice found contaminated by microplastics

“Arctic biota are already under serious pressure from global heating, which progresses four times faster in the Arctic compared with the globe."

Viruses can remain infectious on microplastics for three days

“It doesn’t take many virus particles to make you sick.”

Scientists develop robotic fish that consumes microplastics

“I think nanotechnology holds great promise for trace adsorption, collection, and detection of pollutants, improving intervention efficiency while reducing operating costs.”

Study detects microplastic in living human lungs for first time

In 11 out of 13 people sampled, a total of 39 microplastics were found in all regions of the lung.

In world-historic first, microplastics detected in human blood

"We've choked this planet with plastic, from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans—and we've no idea at all about costs for public health," said a British lawmaker.

The global seafood supply is being contaminated by microplastics, but major...

Our addiction to plastic is having negative effects all along the food chain.

Microplastics could harm humans by acting as toxin ‘magnet,’ study finds

The research comes on the heels of other recent studies showing microplastics having a negative impact on human cells.

Tiny plastic particles accumulating in river headwaters: Study

The study found that in slow-flowing stream headwaters—often located in remote, biodiverse regions—microplastics accumulated quicker and stayed longer than in faster flowing stretches of river.

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Diet’s hidden dangers: Unveiling PFAS in everyday foods

A groundbreaking study reveals how processed meats, teas, and restaurant meals could be stealthily elevating PFAS levels in our bodies, shedding light on the unseen chemical consequences of our dietary choices.

Biden administration’s strict anti-migrant policies spark outcry

"Within a badly broken immigration system, the humanitarian assistance provided by Annunciation House is one of the few things that works well. We in El Paso stand with the faith leaders and volunteers who lead this work and make us proud to call this border community our home."

Chicago sues Big Oil for climate deception and damages

Chicago is targeting industry giants such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, and the American Petroleum Institute for their alleged long-term misinformation campaign.

Chaco Canyon’s future: a pledge for environmental justice and tribal rights

Amid environmental concerns and cultural significance, the Honoring Chaco Initiative aims to transform the Greater Chaco Landscape, but real progress remains in limbo.

Gaza: Grand bargain or wider war?

The United States can go big on diplomacy or on military destruction. Which way will Biden lean?