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Microplastics sully Antarctic snow — and science might be to blame

Four researchers in winter gear set up a Scott Tent on the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, in high winds.

Microscopic fragments of plastic found in fresh snow on Antarctica (pictured) are similar to those shed by synthetic clothing. Credit: Cavan Images/Alamy

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Nature 606, 626 (2022)



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