New Eco-Friendly Microbeads Could Save Oceans, Rather than Destroy Them

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Microbeads don’t have to be bad for the environment. Scientists are coming up with tiny beads made from materials naturally found in plants, algae, and shellfish. Others could absorb pollution, and even mop up a chemical in sunscreen that’s deadly to corals from water along beaches and near reefs. The report was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research. NIFA provided funding through the Center for Education and Training in Agricultural and Related Sciences. Read the full Popular Science article.

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NIFA supports this research through the Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program.

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