Trillions of Tiny Pieces of Plastic (Scientific American)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-5618”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“Scientific American logo”}}]]A Dartmouth study discovered that trillions of tiny plastic particles have ended up in the Arctic sea ice, reports Scientific American.

“We know that microplastic is found in oceans worldwide, but it is surprising that it’s found in such an abundance in Arctic sea ice,” says Thayer’s Rachel Obbard, an assistant professor of engineering and lead researcher of the study.

Read the full story, published 8/19/14 by Scientific American.

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