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Diagram of Earth's oceans filled with plasticThe plastics journey: Where are we now?

While plastics have many benefits, plastic waste is a serious form of pollution, particularly in our oceans. Here we take a look at the history of plastics and where we are now.

8 November 2018

From "trivial issue" to primetime TV: A researcher's journey through plastic Plastic littering a beach

It is a rare TV programme that has the instant impact of David Attenborough's Blue Planet II.

8 Nov 2018

I'm a bat biologist Bats hanging from a rock

Contrary to popular belief, bats are friendly creatures that play an important role in many environments around the world.

2 Nov 2018

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