Scientists carry boxes of ice cores drilled from the Canadian Arctic. Photo: Reuters Scientists carry boxes of ice cores drilled from the Canadian Arctic. Photo: Reuters
Scientists carry boxes of ice cores drilled from the Canadian Arctic. Photo: Reuters
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Microplastics discovered deep in Arctic ice, highlighting growing threat of plastic pollution

  • The discovery of tiny pieces of plastic in the remotest waters of the planet was described by a scientist as a ‘punch in the gut’
  • The UN estimates that 100 million tonnes of plastic has been dumped in the oceans to date

Topic |   Environment
Scientists carry boxes of ice cores drilled from the Canadian Arctic. Photo: Reuters Scientists carry boxes of ice cores drilled from the Canadian Arctic. Photo: Reuters
Scientists carry boxes of ice cores drilled from the Canadian Arctic. Photo: Reuters
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