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Why The Midway Islands Are Vitally Important To Our Planet's Future

Located between America and Asia, these three remote islands are facing a crisis of unfathomable magnitude. While humans are the cause of this problem, they can also be the solution.

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So the Midway Islands are important for another reason: They're situated within the great Garbage Patch of the Pacific Ocean, and much of its water and land is saturated with plastics and trash.

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And, as this video shows, the plastics affect all kinds of animals, down to the plankton level, because there are small pieces in the sand and water.

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And this heartbreaking video can become the distant past, not the horrifying present.

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