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Beaches receive microplastic from machine washing synthetic fabrics

January 29th, 2012 by University College Dublin

Microplastic, polyester and acrylic particles of less than one millimetre in size, released from synthetic fabrics during machine washing, is contaminating the world’s shorelines. According to a study led by Dr Mark Anthony Browne now with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, California, over 1,900 fibres can wash off […]

UK universities helping Guernsey research macro renewable marine energy opportunities

December 7th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department

The States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department (C&E) is forging strategic and long term alliances with leading UK Universities to progress macro renewable energy in Guernsey’s waters. This initiative will involve multiple research projects from various Universities focused on Guernsey’s marine renewable energy resource. It is intended to be the start of a long […]