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14 December 2021 / ArcticToday / Yereth Rosen

Ships traveling into a warming Arctic are leaving garbage in their wake, scientists warn

Nome, Alaska, United States

Following another year of stark climate impacts in the Arctic, scientists warned Tuesday of a new scourge hitting the region: marine trash. With the region warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, sea ice that has long blanketed the Arctic Ocean is disappearing, opening new routes to shipping.

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