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Seeds of Contamination: Microplastics in Agroecosystems Impacting Soil and Human Health

Microplastic pollution in terrestrial environments poses a significant threat to ecosystems and human health. These tiny plastic particles can be found ubiquitously in soils, sediments, and even in the air. Once in the soil, microplastics can disrupt soil structure, affecting water retention and nutrient cycling, thus impairing the growth and health of plants. There are concerns about the potential transfer of microplastics to crops consumed by humans, raising questions about their impact on human health. Anagha Krishnan asserts that microplastic pollution is a significant driver accelerating climate change. This article offers insights into the persistence and toxicity of microplastics in the terrestrial environment.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India's CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers."

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on March 4 and the finalists are announced on March 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until March 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248