Summer crowds at the beach may thin, as the season heads into its final month, but the waves keep coming, and with them some seriously strange things.
Glaciers retreat in Alaska, two tropical storms harass Hawaii and dust covers the Red Sea.
Trace presents a group of islands that may be at risk of going bye-bye within the next 30 years.
The biggest red tide bloom seen in Florida in nearly a decade already has killed thousands of fish, and may pose a public health threat. Continue reading →
Late summer will see a return of cyanobacteria, the toxic, oxygen-depleting blue-green slime that has been plaguing Lake Erie in recent years, according to NOAA scientists. Continue reading →
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the ocean, slowly being destroyed. What are these colorful undersea vistas and why does it matter if they live or die? Trace offers some answers.
Microplastics -- tiny particles formed from the degrading of plastic trash -- are filling the planet's oceans and pose an increasing threat to marine animals. Continue reading →
Expecting to see huge volumes of plastic in the world's oceans, a team of researchers finds otherwise.
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