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Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution kills Pacific sea species

SUVA: From endangered freshwater dolphins drowned by discarded fishing nets to elephants scavenging through rubbish, migratory species are among the most vulnerable to plastic pollution, a United Nations report on the Asia-Pacific region said on Tuesday, calling for greater action to cut waste. Plastic particles have infiltrated even the most…
bubmag
August 31, 2021
Plastic Pollution

UOW researcher calls for global agreement on plastics

International consensus needed to address escalating plastic pollution issue A University of Wollongong (UOW) researcher is part of an international team who have called for a global agreement to address the growing scourge of plastic pollution. Dr Karen Raubenheimer, from UOW’s Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources (ANCORS), is the…
bubmag
August 23, 2021
Plastic Pollution

Plastic creates ‘evolutionary trap’ for young sea turtles

An olive ridley sea turtle, a species of the sea turtle superfamily. Credit: Thierry Caro/Wikipedia Plastic pollution creates an "evolutionary trap" for young sea turtles, new research shows. The study, led by the University of Exeter, found plastic inside small juvenile turtles along both the east (Pacific) and west (Indian…
bubmag
August 2, 2021