Polarstern Mission

The icebreaker Polarstern departed from the Norwegian port of Tromsø on Friday the 20th of September for a new scientific mission around the North Pole. Around 600 experts will take turns on the ship, covering 2,500 kilometres in 390 days.

The invasion of microplastics

A study published during the summer estimates that an American citizen whose diet meets dietary recommendations ingests between 39,000 and 52,000 particles of microplastic each year.