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Microplastics are a growing problem in bodies of water around the world, including the St. Lawrence River and its estuary, which drain approximately 25 per cent of the world’s fresh water. This 2020 photo shows microplastic debris in Depoe Bay, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Our clothes generate microplastics that pollute the St. Lawrence River and other bodies of water

New research shows an abundance of microplastics in the St. Lawrence River and its estuary, where 45 million people live and is home home to several million animals, invertebrates and plants.
A researcher at the advocacy group Oceana uses GPS data to trace the activity of fishing boats. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

One of the oldest industries, fishing, is entering the world of advanced analytics and data-driven planning. With oceans under stress and key fish stocks dwindling, can precision fishing help?
Jeremiah Kiarie rounds up tilapia at Green Algae Highland fish farm in central Kenya on April 29, 2017. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean

Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.

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