Paige McCartney (The Nassau Guardian) quotes a recently released World Bank report on marine litter concentration in the Caribbean: The marine litter concentration in The Bahamas and the rest of the Caribbean is nearly three times the global average. The world average for litter concentration stands at 573 pieces of plastic or waste items per […]

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“As new disease wipes out Caribbean coral, scientists tear up reefs to stop the spread.” In this article from September 26, Lucas Jackson and Chris Prentice (Reuters) report on the urgent efforts of scientists to save coral reefs in St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) from fast-moving, lethal disease: Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. Off the […]

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Maria Bakkalapulo (The Guardian) writes about the effects of climate change, natural disasters, and looming “sand wars.” The sun is out, as usual, in the town of Surfside. Less than 10 miles north of Miami’s world-famous South Beach, just a square mile in size with a population near 6,000, it’s a typically prosperous American seaside community. […]

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