Science Brief: Flex Those Filtration Mussels

Science Brief: Flex Those Filtration Mussels

Photo by Gil Ndjouwou on Unsplash By Melina Cantagallo, age 13 Mussels are most often thought of as just a food, but they could potentially be used to free our oceans of toxic microplastics.  Microplastics are small pieces of plastic sometimes too small for the...
“Microplastics Are Being Found Absolutely Everywhere”

“Microplastics Are Being Found Absolutely Everywhere”

‘By: Nayleen Cortes, age 10 A series of new research released this year reveals the impact that microplastics are having in the world, from oceans and rivers to now even the air because of rain. When this plastic litter, such as plastic bags, straws or bottles,...
Europe Bans Single Use Plastic to Save Oceans and Fish

Europe Bans Single Use Plastic to Save Oceans and Fish

By Audren Hedges Duroy age 12 In October 2018 the European Parliament (EP) introduced a ban on single-use plastics like straws, disposable water bottles, and plastic cutlery. According to the EP these plastic products make up 70% of all marine litter. European nations...