Plastic chokes hundreds of marine animals, including SC sea turtles, according to report

Almost 1,800 marine animals ate or were caught up in plastic trash in the last decade, according to a new report that has compiled data on U.S. strandings.

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Turtle passes 100 pieces of plastic while recovering from surgery

The turtle, named Zatanna, passed over 100 pieces of plastic in one week. Everything from bottle caps, plastic cutlery, garbage and zip lock bags.
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Photo of sea turtle stuck in plastic highlights ocean pollution issue

An underwater photography competition created a new award this year. The winning image shows the deadly consequences of ocean pollution.

Lawsuit: Sea turtles risk extinction under new Trump policy

The Trump administration granted new permits to test new fishing gear off the coast of California. Environmental groups are suing, saying the move threatens already endangered Pacific sea turtles.

Tiny bits of ocean plastic threaten the survival of sea turtle hatchlings

Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing threat to the survival of sea turtles, endangering the life cycle of these ancient marine globetrotters, according to a new study.


Supercharged by pollution, Florida’s toxic algae crisis continues unabated

It may be years before marine life can recover from the impacts of the ongoing explosion of toxic algae that already has killed hundreds of tons of fish and other sea life washing up on Florida's southwest coast.


Professor asks if climate change turns alligator eggs female

Climate change’s rising temperatures are causing more sea turtles to be born female. But what about gators? A University of North Florida professor is investigating if alligator eggs feel the same heat effects.

Florida sea turtles face a new threat from microplastics: Hotter sand

A new study by Florida State University researchers has found a high amount of microplastics in sand on Gulf Coast beaches, which heat up sand and produce too many female turtle hatchlings.

This Florida hospital is saving sea turtles with cutting-edge technology

In past years, more than half of the green sea turtles admitted had large tumors caused by a disease scientists have linked to pollution.

The sad, ugly fate of our plastic trash in the ocean

Sea turtles of all species are succumbing to a rising wave of trash in oceans and on beaches, according to a global survey of plastic marine pollution conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

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Sea turtles' sad fate: From restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'

Turtles confuse plastic debris,, bobbing and fluttering about in the ocean currents, for jellyfish or other prey. To their peril.


Paul Hampton: That day we cleared up the climate change conspiracy

The denier would have me believe that climate change is a vast global conspiracy. Just what the scientists are conspiring against is as obscure as a sunset in, well, China.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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