Protecting the ocean from 5 big threats

There is only one global ocean — a vast body of water that covers 71% of the Earth. That ocean is geographically divided into five ocean basins: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern. A healthy planet needs a healthy ocean. The interdependency of the five basins and humans’ dependence on the marine environment will ...
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U.S. works to reduce plastic pollution

Plastic pollution affects every place on the planet, from the belly of an animal in remote Antarctica to the trees of the Sahel to the highest mountains in the Himalayas. It can take centuries to degrade. The world produces about 272 million metric tons of plastic waste each year. That’s close to the weight of ...
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