An independent journalist based in San Francisco, Mary Catherine O’Connor writes about issues related to energy, technology and outdoor adventure for a range of publications, including Outside and SmartPlanet.com.
As synthetic microfibers infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release?
Scientists and manufacturers are looking for ways to keep synthetic microfibers from getting into the environment in the first place
Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food and water
As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats