As an island nation, the Bahamas finds itself drowning in plastic carried from far away by ocean currents, as well as from its tourism industry and domestic use. Kristal Ambrose decided to try to do something about it.
Rescuers are searching for survivors in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian pulverized homes and beached boats. US residents are now bracing for Dorian, which could make landfall in South or North Carolina later this week.
Slow-moving Hurricane Dorian pounded Grand Bahama Island on Tuesday and was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast by day's end before drenching the US East Coast for the next several days.
Conches are ubiquitous across the Caribbean. The decorative shells are exported and made into jewelry, and the huge gastropod inside is a staple food. But new research suggests that the conch is possibly being loved to death.
Hurricane Irma, rampaging across the Caribbean, has produced sustained winds at 183 miles per hour for more than 33 hours, making it the longest-lasting, top-intensity cyclone ever recorded, France's national weather service said Thursday.
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