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Organic Fertilizers Rife With Microplastics: Study

By Shawna Williams | April 4, 2018

Converting biowaste to plant food is an overlooked source of tiny plastic pollutants, researchers say.

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image: FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns

FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns

By Ashley Yeager | February 28, 2018

The pre-peer review assessment finds the compound has “minimal effects,” but endocrinologists and others say key data have yet to come out.

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The Best Multimedia of 2017

By Catherine Offord | December 27, 2017

Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics.

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Image of the Day: Plastic Feast

By The Scientist Staff | October 30, 2017

New research suggests that plastic might just “taste good” to hard corals.

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Opinion: Toxic Time Bombs

By Robert Martin | September 25, 2017

Decades of evidence point to the untoward health effects of endocrine disruptor exposures, yet little is being done to regulate the chemicals.

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Plastic Munching Plankton

By The Scientist Staff | August 16, 2017

This giant larvacean can ingest microplastic pollution and poop it down to the sea floor.

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Researchers show that pinkie-size marine organisms can ingest and poop out microplastics, potentially transporting them to the depths.

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Contributors

By Diana Kwon | June 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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image: Infographic: Plastic Pollution

Infographic: Plastic Pollution

By Ee Ling Ng | June 1, 2017

Both macroplastic items, such as bags, bottles, and other packaging, and products containing micro- and nanoplastic particles—from cosmetics to paints—contaminate the Earth’s ecosystems.

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image: Infographic: Plastics’ Effects

Infographic: Plastics’ Effects

By Ee Ling Ng | June 1, 2017

Lab studies suggest that plastic pollutants in the environment could have detrimental effects on animals’ physiology.

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