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Environment

Mapping the world of plastics

Showcasing developments and policy changes related to plastic reduction around the world 

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Ross in the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre analyzing water samples. Credit is: Steven Hargreaves

Environment

A marine mammal toxicologist weighs in on the microplastics crisis

Peter Ross, vice-president of research at Ocean Wise, explains his work on marine microplastic pollution and why we all have a role to play in combating it 

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Environment

Plastics are everywhere — even in us

A recent European study found microplastics in the stools of healthy individuals, suggesting that plastics have spread throughout the food chain

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2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang

Science & Tech

Canadian molecular biologist honoured at 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

25-year-old entrepreneur Miranda Wang recognized for her work on developing a system to recycle previously unrecyclable plastic

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Ocean Bridge participant Hannah Kosick holds colourful microplastics picked up on T’aalan Stl’ang. (Photo: Conner McDowell)

Environment

Canada to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Ban on plastic bags, cutlery, straws, stir sticks and more announced as part of federal government strategy to combat plastic pollution

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Peter Ross analyses water samples from various locations for microplastic threads

Environment

Why forensics could be key to untangling the ocean microplastics crisis

Scientist Peter Ross uses all the high-tech tools of a crime scene investigator — except his crime scene is the open ocean

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Environment

Bottled water found to contain microplastic contamination

“Luxury” water brands were among those with the highest amounts of plastic contamination, according to a new study

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