If plants can absorb nanoplastics through their roots, scientists worry what these plastic coverings may be doing to our food supply. (Photo: Yann Schreiber, Getty)

Plants Can Absorb Tiny Plastic Pieces Through Their Roots, Study Finds

Nothing seems safe from the grips of plastic these days. Not national parks, not oceans, and, according to new findings, not even plants. The study, published in Nature Nanotechnology on Monday, found that plants can absorb the tiniest bits of plastic through their roots. It shows the wide-ranging ways that plastic…

All The Species Declared Extinct Last Decade

All The Species Declared Extinct Last Decade

Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island tortoises, died in 2012. George’s story is the perfect extinction story. It features a charismatic character with a recognisable face, an obvious villain, and the tireless efforts of naturalists.