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Plastics Appear as Food to Sea Turtles 
The alarming tendency of sea turtles to consume discarded plastic items may be down to the plastics smelling like food. Exposure to the elements causes the pieces and particles to develop a patina of algae and other microorganisms, which then appears to confuse the turtles. The Smithsonian explains: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/sea-turtles-might-be-eating-plastic-because-after-weeks-ocean-it-smells-shrimp-180974387/

Oil Ships – A Bad Breakup 
Most of the equipment used in the petroleum industry is used hard, heavily contaminated, and worn out quickly. Oil ships and oil platforms are no exceptions. The BBC took a deep and sweeping look at the current state of the industry of breaking down and recovering scrap from decommissioned vessels: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/ao726ind7u/shipbreaking

OSU Finds New Way to Clean Contaminated Groundwater 
Scientists at Oregon State University have developed a new way to decontaminate fouled groundwater, and it could be a game-changer. The Oregonian has the story: https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2020/03/osu-develops-potentially-ground-breaking-approach-to-cleaning-contaminated-groundwater.html