Nutrient Pollution

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Nutrient Pollution

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Artificial nutrients, a silent problem of our oceans

Plastic waste in our oceans has become a well-known problem: a simple Google search finds some 64,400,000 results relating to the issue. Meanwhile, a recent survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit revealed that plastic pollution is seen as the top priority for restoring ocean health by the general public (mentioned by 60%). But why are we so aware? Perhaps it is because ocean plastic is a visual problem—one whose magnitude we can perceive with our own eyes.

But if awareness and understanding are the first steps towards finding solutions to a challenge like plastic waste, what does this mean for our ability to address non-visual environmental problems, such as microplastics... or…

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