In the press...
Increasing ice melt due to climate change will pose a major threat to marine life, report says.
More than 1 trillion pieces of pastic trapped in Arctic sea ice could be released in the next decade, a new study shows.
A study found as many as 234 pin head-sized particles in each cubic meter of ice in what was thought to be earth's last clean zone.
While looking for small organisms in Arctic sea ice cores, scientists instead discovered a type of pollution known as microplastics -- itty-bty pices of plastic debris that, despite their size, can be harmful to the animals in a marine ecosytem.
Waste could be released into world's oceans as world warms.
Originally published in June in the scientific journal Earth's Future, the discovery by Dartmouth engineering professor Rachel Obbard Th'06 of tiny plastic particles embedded in Arctic sea ice made headlines for weeks afterward.
When Rachel Obbard, a Dartmouth College engineering professor, goes into the field in February to collect samples for her latest project on sea ice and climate, she will have to take an armed guard.
Frozen pastics: Science Podcast by David Grimm and Sarah Crespi, 29 May 2014
Microplastics on ice: Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald - 31 May 2014
Ice and climate change: Radio hotline with Dennis Price - 29 April 2014