On this edition for Sunday, Sept. 23, President Trump prepares to address world leaders at the UN General Assembly, and scientists study the impact of microplastics on humans and the environment. Also, architects cite human rights violations in a campaign…
By PBS NewsHour
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch weighs 87,000 tons -- 16 times more than previous estimates -- and contains more than 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, according to a new analysis.
By Nsikan Akpan
Scientists are finding a growing presence of pharmaceuticals, small pieces of plastic and household chemicals in the bodies of Pacific razor clams, Pacific oysters and remote seabirds.
By Danielle Venton, KQED
Giant larvaceans -- bizarre and beautiful zooplankton -- can transport ocean plastic and may introduce it into the food chain.
By Roni Dengler
Henderson Island, a remote locale in the South Pacific, is covered with 37.7 million pieces of plastic debris -- the highest density ever recorded in the world for a beach.
By Knvul Sheikh, Scientific American
If the prototype is successful, a full-scale 100-kilometer-long barrier will be strung out in the Pacific Ocean to collect some 68 million kilograms of floating plastic and trash.
European perch stuff themselves with microplastics rather than natural food, derailing their development, according to new research from Sweden.
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