Microplastics are everywhere around us: in the food we eat, the water we drink, the cosmetics we use, and even in the air we breathe. The exact consequences these tiny particles of plastics have on human health are yet to be fully discovered, mostly due to the fact that no direct studies have been conducted on human exposure.
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You must have heard about it a thousand times: plastic bottles are bad for the environment and for your health. They pollute our oceans, our rivers, our lakes. They help microparticles of plastic to enter your body with almost every sip. Everybody is talking about it. Even here, at rOcean, we like to have our share of plastic pollution news.
With all the scary stuff you read online, heard on the radio or saw on TV, you’re ready to ditch the plastic bottle once and for all, but you need to find a good replacement first. After all, bottled water might be pictured as the devil, but it still is convenient, accessible, and healthier than tap water, right? Wrong.
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First published: April 13 2018 https://rocean.com/blogs/rocean-blog/deadly-marine-heatwaves-and-coral-bleaching-on-the-rise
Deadly marine heatwaves are happening more often and lasting longer than ever before, a new study shows. As our oceans warm up, more and more marine animals are becoming the victims of detrimental human activities on earth. A new study by Eric Oliver from the University of Halifax and published in the journal Nature Communications found that heatwaves have increased by 54% between 1925 and 2016. The study based its research on satellite-derived temperature data.
As a result, marine ecosystems are experiencing on average 45 days of marine heatwaves per year. A phenomenon that harms biodiversity as well as fisheries and aquaculture.
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