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Readers write: Dangers of plastic pollution, possible solution in charcoal, walk through little-seen aspects of Africa, and race against time

Students from the University of Massachusetts Boston pick up trash in Boston Harbor during International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 15, 2018. Source: John Colin Marston/The Christian Science Monitor

Dangers of plastic pollution

It is always startling to read articles like the Oct. 22 Points of Progress article, “Growing activism fights plastic trash.” While we know ostensibly that the plastic pollution in our oceans is a problem that needs to be addressed now, it is jarring to read

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