World’s oceans hold garbage patches twice the size of Texas, new study finds

September 3, 2014 12:29 AM

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A new computer model may help determine which countries throw the most trash into the world’s oceans.

Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, estimate that there are at least five huge garbage patches polluting the world’s oceans, some as big as the state of Texas. Using computer modeling, the scientists say they also may be able to determine which nations are...

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