Dead zones: how chemical pollution is suffocating the sea

Parts of the ocean are being starved of oxygen by chemical pollution from land. These so-called “dead zones” not only decimate marine life, but are contributing to climate change.

The Back to Blue Initiative is exploring the impacts of chemical pollution on the ocean. Charles Goddard, editorial director at The Economist Group speaks to two experts on our latest podcast episode about the scope and scale of the problem of chemical pollution in the ocean, and asks how worried we should be about the impact of chemical pollution on ocean life and ecosystems, and human health.



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