Sea Turtles

How millions of miraculous trees are reining in the Sahara desert

Is there any hope for the environment? We regularly get this question in emails from readers of this series. In the face of weekly stories on how humans have doomed our planet, some feel action is pointless. We’re certainly not here to distract from the scary news about our climate; it deserves …

World News

Hundreds of animals are dying in red tide. These people are trying to save them.

Things are grim in southwest Florida. A toxic algal bloom is poisoning one of most biodiverse regions in the United States. Hundreds of manatees, turtles and dolphins have washed up dead in the worst red tide since 2006.<p>Perhaps the most tragic casualties of the algal bloom are the Kemp’s ridley sea …

Florida

Man Kidnaps Sea Turtle Straight From Ocean — And Onlookers Do Nothing

This has to stop 😱😱😱<p>One moment, the mother turtle was swimming around in her ocean home. The next, she was being stolen.<p>She was nearly ready to …

Animals

Here’s what you need to know about Florida’s red, toxic nightmare

"Red tide" continues to plague the Sunshine State.<p>Piles of dead fish floating in harbors. The bodies of lifeless sea turtles, dolphins, manatees, and …

Environmentalism

Visit Florida launches programs to assist local tourism boards dealing with red tide

Visit Florida, the state's private/public tourism arm, and Gov. Rick Scott launched two programs Friday to provide aide to southwestern counties …

Tourism

Using recycled materials, young inventor makes drone to protect sea turtles

<b>Using recycled materials and a lot of ingenuity, Mohamed El Assad, a 21-year-old from the French overseas department of Mayotte, built a marine drone that can be used to monitor sea turtles that gather on remote, hard-to-access beaches on his island in the Indian Ocean. El Assad has become somewhat</b> …

Drones

New Caledonia Is Taking New Steps To Protect Their Coral Reefs

On the northeast side of Australia sits the archipelago of New Caledonia, a French territory in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Originally occupied by the Lapita people, the area was re-christened New Caledonia by Captain James Cook based on its resemblance to parts of Scotland. After a series of …

New Caledonia

Top 5 at noon: Bernie Sanders draws a crowd for Andrew Gillum in Tampa; why red time is so bad this year; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.BERNIE SANDERS DRAWS A CROWD FOR ANDREW GILLUM IN TAMPAA long line snaked around the …

Bernie Sanders

Leatherback turtle died of pneumonia, but weakened by ingested plastic

A necropsy on a dead leatherback turtle which was brought to the Ċirkewwa quay by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) on Wednesday found that the turtle …

Turtles

Town Could Kick 400 Endangered Turtle Eggs Off Private Beach Because Protected Areas Are ‘An Eyesore’

Clearwater Marine Aquarium and 400 turtle eggs need our support ahead of a town meeting in Belleair Shore, Florida. This meeting could determine …

Eggs

Sarasota woman chronicles fish's final moments amid red tide

Linda Haller Sloan puts environmental epidemic in a more specific light<p>SARASOTA — "Red" wasn't one of those dime-store fish Linda Haller Sloan had as …

Florida

Toxic Algae Plagues Southwest Florida, Killing Fish And Crippling Seaside Businesses

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with a business owner whose livelihood has been affected by the bloom.

Manatees

For best-selling author Randy Wayne White, Florida’s red tide is personal

Novelist and author Randy Wayne White is quick to say he’s no expert on red tide, but he does know Southwest Florida.<p>In three dozen novels and …

Florida

Plastic bottle raft helps highlight marine pollution problem in Italy

This is the Italian who made a boat out of plastic bottles to highlight the problem of marine waste.<p>Raffaele Imbo, a film director, sailed his makeshift raft around the beaches of the volcanic island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples.<p>The 23-year-old collected around 1,000 plastic containers his …

Pollution

WATCH: People On The Street Asked If ‘Plastic Straws’ Should Be Banned

On Tuesday, PragerU uploaded a new video featuring Will Witt asking people on the streets of Santa Barbara if plastic straws should be banned.<p>Asking …

U.S. Politics

The Beauty of the Mexican Caribbean

Luxury, history and culture all reside in the Mexican Caribbean, known as one of Mexico’s most popular playgrounds for travelers where beauty resides …

Caribbean

Thailand joins global war on plastics, e-waste

THAILAND will be banning the imports of all forms of electronic and plastic waste as it looks to prioritise the environment and public health.Natural …

E-waste

Bid to limit commercial fishing in marine parks defeated by Coalition

A push by the Greens and Labor to attempt to force greater protection of fisheries in Australia’s marine parks has failed for the second time.<p>The parties had vowed to reject controversial management plans for the parks proposed by the Turnbull government. But on Thursday the Senate crossbench …

Marine Conservation

Boots, shoes and more for men, women and kids

Aug 08, 2018 // Adventures / Conservation<p>Nurturing the Next Generation of Sea Turtles…and Humans<p><i>By Mark Steinbuck, KEEN Grants and Community</i> …

Turtles

Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus

LARA BEACH, Cyprus (AP) — For these ancient reptiles, a stretch of beach on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been their home for thousands of years.<p>Against the setting sun, the tiny turtles that have just hatched on Lara Beach strain against the surf to reach the Mediterranean Sea and embark …

Turtles

People Find Unusual Sea Creature Living Inside This Fountain

He was so depressed — and couldn't wait to get back home.<p>It only took a few minutes — and a little courage — to tremendously change a life.<p>A call …

Animals

Should plastic straws be banned — and are they worse than illegal immigration? Californians weigh in

Santa Barbara — one of California’s many coastal meccas — last month passed an ordinance prohibiting plastic straws from being handed out at restaurants, bars, and similar establishments.<p>And the measure — set to go into effect next year — carries harsh penalties. First-time offenders will receive …

Pollution

The Most Family-Friendly Destinations in the U.S.

It's not too late to pack up the kids and grandparents and enjoy a family vacation or a weekend away. Where can you go that the whole family will …

Beaches

Meet 'Pawi': Turtle mascot aims to raise awareness of endangered species

DINAPIGUE, Isabela - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) unveiled its brand ambassador that will represent the marine sector …

Turtles

Sargassum Blooms: Too Much of a Good Thing? | Blog | Nature | PBS

Pelagic sargassum on the East Coast of Barbados – credit H. Oxenford<p><b>If you hit the beach recently in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico, you may have</b> …

North Atlantic

Tahiti - Closer Than Ever

Whether you want to explore Tahiti itself or use the island’s capital, Pape'ete, as a starting point to visit other destinations in the South …

Tahiti

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor 07.17.15

Soccer traffic was horrendous. Fix it.<p>For 20 years I’ve lived uptown by Bank of America Stadium. Hundreds of stadium events have impacted my daily …

Bank of America

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

Step out of the city and into the wild at this stunning collection of nature photography.<p>Step out of the city and into the wild at this stunning …

Nature Photography

'Most brazen': Last-ditch bid to halt roll-back of marine protection

Tony Burke, Labor's environment spokesman, said the vote was the first chance to reject "the largest reversal of areas of conservation in history".<p>Of …

Marine Conservation

These Charlotte restaurants and venues are dumping plastic straws

Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte has become the latest in a growing list of groups saying it plans to stop using plastic straws at its venues, …

Green Living