There's no longer a place on Earth safe from human impact.
In 2011, ecologist Mark Browne discovered that microplastics from the fibers of our clothes are flown unknowingly to oceans, killing and polluting ecosystems. Now, Patagonia, one of the biggest synthetic clothes producers, admits that there's indeed a problem.
An injured Northern Gannet seabird recently underwent life-saving surgery at the South Florida Wildlife Center to remove a hook from its stomach and treat two bullet wounds. Doctors say the animal has a rough road to recovery ahead.
Using a combination of orange peels and industrial waste products, researchers from Flinders University have developed a material that could help clean the world's oceans by sucking up contaminates like mercury.