2022’s top ocean news stories (commentary)

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By Aaron RoanCallie LeiphardtDouglas McCauleyNeil NathanRachel Rhodes 1. Negotiations for historic global plastics treaty break groundGlobal leaders cheered to the strike of a recycled-plastic gavel in March, signifying a landmark decision by the United Nations Environment Assembly to create the first-ever legally binding international treaty to curb plastic pollution. With 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic having been produced to date, the decision marks a historic moment in addressing one of our blue planet’s greatest crises. Negotiations for the global plastics treaty began in November in …

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