Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Microplastics May Be Cooling—and Heating—Earth’s Climate

Must Read

Facebook's Name Change Won’t Fix Anything

Can rebranding the company herald a fresh start? Experts, as you might guess, are skeptical.When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook,...

Facebonk, Bacefook, Hellsite: Zuck, the internet has some suggestions

FacebookFacebonk, Bacefook, Hellsite: Zuck, the internet has some suggestionsAfter news broke of the troubled social media company planning to...

Trailer Watch: Rachel Boynton Explores How History Is Taught in “Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are)”

From three-time Emmy nominee Rachel Boynton, “Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are)” explores the legacy of...

Tiny bits of plastic are swirling in the sky, and a new model suggests they could be subtly affecting the climate.

Like the ash spewed from a supervolcano, microplastics have infested the atmosphere and encircled the globe. These are bits of plastic less than 5 millimeters long, and they come in two main varieties. Fragments spawn from disintegrating bags and bottles (babies drink millions of tiny particles a day in their formula), and microfibers tear loose from synthetic clothing in the wash and flush out to sea. Winds then scour land and ocean, carrying microplastics high into the atmosphere. The air is so lousy with the stuff that each year,

→ Continue reading at Wired Magazine

- Advertisement -
Bellevue
broken clouds
55.9 ° F
59.6 °
51.1 °
73 %
0.6mph
75 %
Thu
68 °
Fri
64 °
Sat
53 °
Sun
59 °
Mon
56 °
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Facebook's Name Change Won’t Fix Anything

Can rebranding the company herald a fresh start? Experts, as you might guess, are skeptical.When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook,...

Facebonk, Bacefook, Hellsite: Zuck, the internet has some suggestions

FacebookFacebonk, Bacefook, Hellsite: Zuck, the internet has some suggestionsAfter news broke of the troubled social media company planning to rebrand its toxic image, ideas...

Trailer Watch: Rachel Boynton Explores How History Is Taught in “Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are)”

From three-time Emmy nominee Rachel Boynton, “Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are)” explores the legacy of a defining moment in American...

Sundance Institute Introduces Intensive for Trans Artists of Color

Sundance Institute has selected six artists for its inaugural Trans Possibilities Intensive. Ava Davis, StormMiguel Florez, River Gallo, Carol Grant, Mitchell (MiSha) Owens, and...

Okay, You Were Right, Mean Sandwich Makes a Mean Sandwich

Every other Wednesday, Meg van Huygen's "Sub Missives" column writes love letters to the Seattle area's best sandwiches. Know a hot sub? Write to...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This