There is an awful lot of tiny microplastic particles in the upper level of the Atlantic ocean.
There is a chance that the SARS-CoV-2 virus could pass from humans to other susceptible animals.
"We found robust evidence of the negative impact of neonicotinoids, in particular on grassland birds."
The amount of plastics present varies greatly among species tested with sardines having the highest plastic content.
The oft-heralded mass extinction of insects has been exaggerated as the creepy-crawlies aren't dying off on a massive scale.
The situation sounds bleak, but not all is lost yet if conservation efforts are stepped up.