Anna Robuck

Marine Science

University of Rhode Island

Anna has authored 9 articles

You're eating, drinking, and breathing microplastics. Now what?

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What are the health implications of eating 250 pieces of microplastic per day?

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Warming oceans cast a chill over New England's sea turtles

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Recent research suggests warming seas will cause more stranded sea turtles

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These unregulated, potentially dangerous chemicals are probably already in your bloodstream

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Researchers have known that there are unsafe compounds in our water for decades, but the government is just starting to catch up

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After Hurricane Florence, North Carolina's water quality will go down the toilet

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Floodwaters contaminated with coal ash, human sewage, and animal waste throw the entire watershed out of balance

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Why don't Americans care about chemicals?

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We need chemicals for daily life, but seem to feel 'apocalypse fatigue' around their dangers

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Low doses of contaminants, long ignored, can have vast consequences

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Scientists found cocaine – and a lot of other chemicals – in Minnesota snow

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We know terrifyingly little about how our bodies respond to pollutants, but that's changing

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Fish DNA can change in response to pollution. What about the rest of us?

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How Shark Week hurts the very creatures it celebrates

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Showing attacks makes people less likely to support protecting sharks, though they rarely bite people unless we harm their food system

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We've poured thousands of manmade chemicals into the ocean. Now they're mixing in unpredictable ways.

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We're just starting to learn about the effects of POP soup and what we can do about it.

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Scientists just cut the tolerable intake of PFAs by 99.9%

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PFAs are everywhere. In cosmetics, wrapping your greasy take-out burgers, and eventually, 98% of humans' bloodstreams. The recommended tolerable intake for PFAs was just cut by 99.9%.

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There's no corner of the globe safe from microplastic pollution

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These tiny plastic pieces have now been detected on top of mountains, in the soil, and even in your honey

Rebecca Dzombak

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Humans appear to be worse for animals than radioactive fallout

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Chernobyl's nuclear disaster reveals the unpredictability of evolution

Brittney Borowiec

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Toxic chemicals are being freed from melting glaciers

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Scientists are finding decades-old DDT and PCB flowing from the Tibetan Plateau

Carrie McDonough

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Pollution and climate change hurt children most of all

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An ER doctor explains how these shifts compound childhood illness

Renee Salas

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Only eight hurricanes hit New England in 100 years. Soon more will head for Boston

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Climate change is shifting storm paths, and new targets are underprepared

Michael Graw

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