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.

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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