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Arctic Snow Reveals Dirty Little Secret About Microplastics

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Published on August 14, 2019 - Duration: 00:56s

Arctic Snow Reveals Dirty Little Secret About Microplastics

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 โ€œscavengerโ€ that slaps pollutants like microplastic and other airborne particles together.

The new findings looked at snow on top of ice floes to assess whether microplastic was blowing in the wind to the Arctic as well.

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