“PLASTICS NOW SPIRAL AROUND THE GLOBE”

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Getty ImageTARA YARLAGADDA4.12.2021 12:56 PM

MICROPLASTICScan be thought of as litter that never, ever goes away. New research into this seemingly invisible pollution shows just how durable they can be as they go from land to sea to air and back again.

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Ina studypublished Monday in theProceedings of the National Academy of Science,researchers…

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