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Marine Pollution

Seventy percent of the waste polluting the oceans is plastic, a virtually indestructible material that decomposes into smaller and smaller pieces. Fragments of less than 5 millimeters are called micro plastics. It is estimated that there are 5 trillion (5 million million) plastic pieces in the ocean which are capable of causing significant damage to food chains and marine ecosystems.

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Environmentalists warn

The increase in disposable face masks and gloves being used to prevent the spread of coronavirus is threatening the health…

Marine Pollution

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Igor of India's project for cleaning the seabed

“What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over”, but what about the bottom of our seas? Of the…

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An exemplary project

A new awareness is being imposed on the general public in the wake of the pandemic. The concept that all…

Marine Pollution

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Getting enough plastic in your shopping trolley?

Oristano (Sardinia, Italy) is home to an office of the CNR (the Italian National Research Council), where marine biologists and…

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Its remoteness has not been enough

Scientists have found microplastics in Antarctic sea ice for the first time. The particles found were still relatively large in size,…