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Rising temperature, plastics: The two biggest threats to marine life

Updated : June 05, 2019 04:36 PM IST

A WWF report found that marine vertebrate populations have declined by almost half since the 1970s. Fishing is no longer the sole cause. Man-made pollution, global warming and the acidification of the oceans are new challenges, Associated Press said in an article.
According to a research report published in the journal Science, as reported by The New York Times, the oceans are heating up 40 percent faster than what it was estimated five years ago by the United Nations panel.
Plastic waste has reached epidemic proportions in the world’s oceans with an estimated 100 million tonnes dumped there to date, according to the United Nations.
Rising temperature, plastics: The two biggest threats to marine life
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