Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Abundant levels of microplastic pollution have been found in snow from the Arctic to the Alps, according to a study that has prompted scientists to warn of significant contamination of the atmosphere and demand urgent research into the potential health impacts on people. Snow captures particles from the air as it falls and samples from ice floes on the ocean between Greenland and Svalbard contained an average of 1,760 microplastic particles per litre, the research found. Even more " 24,600 per litre on average " were found at European locations. The work shows transport by winds is a key factor in microplastics contamination across the globe.

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"Many millions of tonnes of plastic are discarded into the environment every year and are broken down into small particles and fibres that do not biodegrade. These particles, known as microplastics, have now been found everywhere from high mountains to deep oceans and can carry toxic chemicals and harmful microbes."

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-14 04:25 PM | Reply

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Yer boy Trump'll fix it...moron.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-08-14 08:43 PM | Reply

".moron.

#2 | POSTED BY ANGRYDAD "

Profound. For you. So how qre those searches on George Clooney going? LOL

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-14 08:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

As the almighty Carlin once said, the only reason Earth allowed us to be made was because it couldn't create plastic on its own. Once Earth gets its fill of plastic, we will all die off. It's the perfect balancing act from nature...create something that nature can't create on its own, but make it so that the ones who can create it will die off from the creation.

#4 | Posted by humtake at 2019-08-16 11:51 AM | Reply

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