Scientists created plastic a hundred years ago. Now it's all around us - both visible and invisible. But what are the health impacts of microplastics?
Microplastics aren't just fouling the world's oceans - invisible plastic fibers are polluting drinking water tapped by millions of people. Where do these fibers come from, and how bad are they for human health? (07.09.2017)
Chinese crime syndicates working with local South African gangs have caused stocks of abalone to be depleted at a record rate. Illegal trade in the marine mollusks extends across sub-Saharan Africa.
Japan argues a nearly three-decade ban on commercial whale hunting was meant to be temporary. Conservationists say whales need to be protected, now more than ever.
The pope has called for an end to plastic pollution of the oceans and universal access to drinking water. This adds to his eco-friendly profile, but claims of an inadequate response to pedophilia accusations still swirl.
Clean fresh water is scarce throughout much of the world with as many as 2.1 billion people lacking safe drinking water at home. And climate change is adding to the stress. These innovations could help.
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