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The mouth masks and gloves that are supposed to protect us are actually dangerous for the animals around us. All over the world, on land and in water, animals get entangled or get corona waste in their stomachs, Leiden scientists warn. They are asking for everyone's help to map out the consequences.Read More
With the winter weather, it seems that not only salt, but also plastic has been spread fanatically. Leiden's cycle paths are littered with thousands of bright green plastic straws, broken off from the brushes of snow sweepers. Volunteers from the Plastic Spotter project quickly found more than 3,000 such straws. "I just kept picking them up," says the volunteer.Read More