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Swimming in a sea of plastic

Over five trillion tonnes of plastic particles weighing nearly 260,000 tonnes are afloat in the world’s oceans, according to a new study. Large plastic pieces are often found on coastlines, while microplastics are mostly...

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Nitrogen accumulating in world’s oceans

Nitrogen compounds released into the atmosphere from combustion processes and agriculture is ending up in the open ocean. The build-up of nitrate could fertilise the growth of algae and cause certain types of bacterial...