The Stream, April 11: Floating Pollution Documented in Great Lakes
A new study details a water-borne garbage patch in the Great Lakes, similar to the more famous Pacific Ocean garbage patch. Many of the individual pieces of plastic trash, CBS News reported, are too small to be seen by the naked eye, yet are still dangerous to wildlife.
Radioactive water is still leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and other complications have further slowed the cleanup process. In addition to the leaking underground storage tanks, a rat caused a power outage, the Associated Press reported, another blackout happened as workers installed anti-rat nets.
Saturn’s rings produce charged water particles that fall on the planet. The study announcing the finding, The Times of India reported, also helps explain the composition of Saturn’s atmosphere.
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is a Washington, D.C–based correspondent for Circle of Blue. He graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow with a B.A. in Conflict Studies. He co-writes The Stream, a daily summary of global water news.
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