Ocean Currents Are Sweeping Billions of Tiny Plastic Bits to the Arctic

With so few people, you'd expect the Arctic to be a plastic pollution-free zone, but new research suggests that's far from the truth. Researchers exploring the Arctic Ocean and found that the waters are rife with plastic debris. As Tatiana Schlossberg at The New York Times reports, Arctic waters seem to be a dumping zone for plastic riding along in the ocean's currents.

Last updated on 24 April 2017

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