Tag Archives | Chemicals

  • Plastics of all shapes, sizes, colors and composition enter the ocean every day, with largely unknown impacts. Studying these environmental impacts outside the lab and in the ocean is challenging. Image by Florida Sea Grant via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED).

    Microplastics pose risk to ocean plankton, climate, other key Earth systems

    An estimated 12 million metric tons of plastic currently enters the ocean each year.

  • White Phosphorus in Syria, Iraq: Nothing will Change' Unless Wester Govts Do

    White phosphorus in Syria, Iraq

    Photographs and video clips posted online on June 8 show blinding spots of light over the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. The pictures, distributed by the Amaq News Agency, which is linked to Daesh, and activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, show puffs of white light and smoke, which are signs of white phosphorous.