Archive for February 22nd, 2017:

Plastic from tyres ‘major source’ of ocean pollution

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Tyres can give off plastic particles, that can end up in the ocean Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as “plastic soup”, conservationists warn. Microplastics from tyres and textiles are a bigger source of marine pollution than the breakdown of larger plastic waste in

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Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail

Image copyright SD Biju Image caption The frogs sound more like insects than amphibians Four new frogs so tiny that they can sit on a thumbnail have been discovered in the forests of India. Among the smallest frogs in the world, they live on the forest floor and make insect-like calls at night. Three larger

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Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The study found that thousands of spills were reported at oil and gas fracking sites in four states Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists. They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these

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