July 3, 2020 By Thomas Gibbons-Neff The New York Times
The state’s lobster industry, already struggling before the virus, could be crippled as tourism dries up, leaving boatloads of crustaceans and no one to eat them.
July 3, 2020 By Richard C. Paddock The New York Times
It was trash season on Bali, the time of year when monsoon storms wash up tons of plastic debris onto the island’s beaches. It was also the time for two teenage sisters, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, to organize their annual island cleanup.
June 24, 2020 By Rachel Zalucki Honolulu Civil Beat
On Tuesday morning, a small crowd formed near Pier 29 to welcome the crew of the sailing vessel KWAI back from their 48-day voyage, during which they collected 103 tons of garbage from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
June 12, 2020 By Alejandra Borunda National Geographic
Giant ships lurked off the California coast for weeks in April and May, their bellies full of up to 20 million barrels of oil. This floating cache, enough to support the energy needs of the entire U.S. for a day, sat aboard an idling fleet that pumped out tons of pollutants, according to a new analysis performed by the University of College London and shared with National Geographic. These emissions could ultimately affect the long-term health of coastal communities—many of them already at risk and underserved—and they added tons of climate-warming carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
June 4, 2020 By James Gorman The New York Times
Modern medicine still depends on this animal’s blood to test for bacteria in vaccines. And an alternative test requires further study.