July 21, 2021 King 5 This is the longest absence of a “resident” pod from the Salish Sea since the Orca Survey began in 1976.
Another ‘Red Tide’ Left 15 Tons of Dead Fish on Tampa Bay’s Shore, and Experts Warn of More Destruction
July 12, 2021 By Julian Mark The Washington Post
When Glen Nguyen drove his boat out onto Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon, he did not bother bringing his fishing rod. The 38-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla., native had cast lines into the bay since he was a child, but this weekend, all he could see was tragedy, “endless death.”
July 12, 2021 By Allison Keeley The New Yorker
Bacalar is poised to become one of the country’s great tourist destinations—if its ecosystem can survive.
June 21, 2021 By Greg Allen NPR
In Florida, wildlife managers and environmental groups are stunned by a record number of manatee deaths. More than 750 manatees have died since the beginning of the year, the most deaths ever recorded in a five month period. Most of the deaths are in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon, where a large die-off of seagrass has left manatees without enough to eat.
May 10, 2021 By Erica Cirino Yes!
The plastic crisis is tied not only to ecological destruction, but also drives systemic injustice. With plastic’s fall, will we rise?