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Plastic Age: How it's reshaping rocks, oceans and life.

One million years from now, geologists exploring our planet's concrete-coated crust will uncover strange signs of civilizations past. "Look at this," one will exclaim, cracking open a rock to reveal a thin black disc covered in tiny ridges. "It's a fossil from the Plasticene age."

Plastic chemicals linked to earlier menopause.

Women whose bodies contained high levels of certain chemicals found in plastics and cosmetics experienced menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower amounts in their systems, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.

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