Read more about the article Breakthrough In Scrubbing Microplastics From The World’s Oceans
Picture shows natural and synthetic marine debris in Oahu, Hawaii, in undated footage. SEED's Trash Time Machine uses water and physics to separate natural and synthetic material. (@seed.world/Newsflash)

Breakthrough In Scrubbing Microplastics From The World’s Oceans

Retired US Marine Corps combat engineer shows off a new tool capable of separating microplastics from organic sea matter. The Trash Time Machine (TTM) is an open-source invention created by…

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Read more about the article Astonished Researchers Find Penguins Free Of Microplastics
Image shows an emperor penguin colony near the Neumayer station of the Alfred Wegener Institute in an undated photo. A 2022 study showed that young emperor penguins swim far north beyond the 50th parallel south in their first year of life in Antarctica. (Alfred Wegener Institut, Aymeric Houstin/Newsflash)

Astonished Researchers Find Penguins Free Of Microplastics

Overjoyed researchers have revealed how a new study of the diet of emperor penguins shows they have no trace of microplastic in their bodies. Doctoral candidate from the Department of…

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Read more about the article All Turtles At Recovery Centre Found To Have Ingested Plastic
Pictures shows the microplastics ingested by the turtles recovered in the La Tahonilla Wildlife Recovery Center, in Tenerife, Spain, undated. All the turtles treated at the centre have ingested plastic throughout their lives. (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife/Newsflash)

All Turtles At Recovery Centre Found To Have Ingested Plastic

A worrying new report has shown that all turtles treated at an animal recovery centre in Tenerife have ingested plastic. Plastic traces were found in stool samples from every turtle…

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Read more about the article Microplastics Detected In Human Liver Tissue For First Time
Picture shows the University of Hamburg in an undated photo. Scientist at the University have detected microplastics in human liver tissue for the first time (Newsflash)

Microplastics Detected In Human Liver Tissue For First Time

Scientists in Germany have detected microplastic particles in human liver samples for the first time. Researchers at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf took liver, kidney and spleen samples from six…

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Read more about the article Scientists Create Fish-Shaped Robots To Absorb Microplastics
A light-activated fish-shaped robot collects microplastics as it swims (scale bar is 10 mm). (Adapted from Nano Letters 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c01375/Newsflash)

Scientists Create Fish-Shaped Robots To Absorb Microplastics

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Scientists have created fish-shaped robots to swim around and collect microplastics from the oceans’ nooks and crannies. Microplastics, tiny plastic particles that can be harmful to marine animals when ingested,…

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Read more about the article Urgent Call To Monitor Microplastics In Air That Can Spread Round World In Days
According to the AWI Institute in the German city of Bremerhaven microplastics can reach the Arctic, the Antarctic or the deep sea through ocean currents or rivers. (Melanie Bergmann/Newsflash)

Urgent Call To Monitor Microplastics In Air That Can Spread Round World In Days

Microplastics may significantly intensify global warming, according to a new study. Scientists from different German research institutions - including the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel - have…

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Read more about the article Microplastics Found For The First Time In Fish From Peruvian Amazon
The fish known as Boquichico (Prochilodus nigricans Agassiz) the kind of fish microplastics were found for the first time in from the Peruvian Amazon, in November, 2021. (Newsflash)

Microplastics Found For The First Time In Fish From Peruvian Amazon

Microplastics have been found for the first time in fish from the Peruvian Amazon. The announcement was made by the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment, which detailed an investigation that…

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Read more about the article Experts Reveal That Wearing Face Masks For Long Time Could Lead To Chemical Accumulation In Lungs
Professor Michael Braungart (left), director at the Hamburg Environmental Institute and co-founder of the world-renowned Cradle to Cradle environmental standard.

Experts Reveal That Wearing Face Masks For Long Time Could Lead To Chemical Accumulation In Lungs

Independent studies by two German scientists have revealed that wearing face masks in the long term could result in an accumulation of various chemicals and microplastics in the lungs. Dr…

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