There are plenty of microplastics in the oceans, yet just how much of the stuff is out there may well come as a shock.
Plants in tropical forests are by nature resistant to heat, yet that resistance has its limits.
Birds that inhabit river banks swallow tiny bits of plastic debris at a rate of hundreds a day.
It was climate change that helped rice spread and climate change that is now posing a threat to rice crops.
A mass extinction is under way and many people remain oblivious to it. A reason is that it involves insects.
"Our survival in Asia and the Pacific are anchored to oceans," stresses Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana,executive secretary of UN ESCAP.