14 Feb '12, 6pm

Washing clothing pollutes oceans with billions of microplastics

Acid oceans: in some regions acidification a 'hundred times greater' than natural variation (01/24/2012) Emissions of carbon over the last two centuries have raised the acidity of the oceans to the highest levels in 21,000 years and likely beyond, according to a new study in Nature Climate Change. The change threatens a number of marine species, including coral reefs and molluscs. Deepwater oil spill likely to hurt fish populations over decades (09/28/2011) Oil pollution doesn't have to kill fish to have a long-term impact, according to a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers found that Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) that had been exposed to very low to non-detectable levels of oil contamination from the Deepwater oil spill last year, still showed developmental problems that are likely to impact fish populations for deca...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0214-hance_microplastics_cl...

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treehugger.com 15 Feb '12, 4pm

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