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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Plastic Pollution

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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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

"When we lie on the beach, we're not only lying on a bed of sand but a bed of plastics."

Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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