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Plastic Pollution Harms Ocean Bacteria That Produce 10 Percent of Earth's Oxygen

It's well known that ocean plastics harm marine life, but could the eight million metric tons of plastic that enters the seas each year also make it harder for us to breathe?  That's the troubling implication of a new study published in Communications Biology Tuesday, which found that plastic pollution can have negative impacts on the ocean bacteria that produces 10 percent of Earth's oxygen. Read more...

 

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