Microplastic litter surging globally: study

Aug 1, 2016

Microplastic litter surging globally: study

The accumulation of plastic waste fragments in sea sediment has sharply increased around the world in the 21st century, according to a recent study on microplastic litter. The study, led by Hideshige Takada, a professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, found the ...

Apr 7, 2015

Fukushima radiation newly detected off British Columbia

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster that started in 2011 has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday. Trace amounts of ...

Tsunami trash a long-term hazard

Mar 15, 2013

Tsunami trash a long-term hazard

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The tsunami that ravaged Tohoku in March 2011 swept some 5 million metric tons of shattered buildings, cars, household goods and other rubble into the sea. About 3.5 million metric tons, according to official Japanese estimates, sank immediately, leaving some 1.5 million metric tons ...