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Scientists find microscopic plastic particles in Arctic snow

CBS News Thursday, 15 August 2019 ()
An alarming new study published Wednesday says scientists discovered microscopic particles of plastic in snow from the Alps to the remote regions of the Arctic. The lead scientist of that study, Dr. Melanie Bergman, joins CBSN to discuss her team's findings.
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News video: Arctic Snow Reveals Dirty Little Secret About Microplastics

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High peaks, low valleys, and even the air we breathe is filled with microscopic bits of plastic. Gizmodo Earther reports new research shows that even Arctic ice has microplastics gracing their surfaces. Snow is what the researchers called a “scavenger” that slaps pollutants like microplastic and...

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