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In just two decades the amount of microplastics has tripled on the seafloor
Once deposited, degradation is minimal so plastics from the 1960s onwards remain on the seabed.
Airborne microplastics are another serious air pollution hazard
"The smaller the size ranges we looked at, the more microplastics we saw," a scientist says.
Turning hard-to-recycle polyethylene into drug treatments
USC scientists say their new method breaks down polyethylene plastic into agents used to develop antibiotics, cholesterol drugs and more.
We need to reconfigure plastic usage with ingenuity
Reducing plastic waste requires thoughtful, yet bold steps. Where to start?
Scientists improve drinking water restoration after wildfire
Water contamination after wildfire can slow community recovery. U.S. researchers found new ways to identify and manage the challenge.
Plastic waste in the oceans could yield new antibiotics one day
Considering the current antibiotic crisis and the rise of superbugs, it is essential to look for alternative sources of novel antibiotics.