A report by Eliza Erskine for One Green Planet. Puerto Rico introduced a bill that would ban sunscreen with chemicals that are dangerous to coral and marine life. Hawaii, Key West, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands have similar laws. 14,000 tons of sunscreen end up in coral reefs each year. As tourism grows and visitors swim, snorkel and view […]

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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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by Carol J. Walker, Director of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation First published on Wild Hoofbeats I attended the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Roundup last week in a remote and obscure Herd Management Area outside of Worland, Wyoming. Very few people I know had even heard of these horses, and fewer still have visited […]

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