Scientists find microscopic plastic particles in Arctic snow

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An alarming new study published Wednesday says scientists discovered microscopic particles of plastic in snow from the Alps to the remote regions of the Arctic. The lead scientist of that study, Dr. Melanie Bergman, joins CBSN to discuss her team's findings.
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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 β€œscavenger” 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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