SOME­WHERE IN THE WORLD

– plas­tic in the Arc­tic

Science Illustrated - - SCIENCE UPDATE -

Plas­tic lumps find their way to Arc­tic ice floes Re­searchers have dis­cov­ered sev­eral pieces of plas­tic on the float­ing ice floes in the Arc­tic, some 1,600 km from the North Pole. The area has been in­ac­ces­si­ble, as it used to be cov­ered by ice all year round, but now, sci­en­tists can get to the very north­ern po­lar oceans, which, un­for­tu­nately, also have prob­lems with plas­tic waste.

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