"Swimming close to the shore with my family I was constantly fishing out plastic bags," a reporter in Thailand explained.
Coastal cities across the globe are dealing with land subsidence even as the sea is rising. It may have contributed to Miami's tragedy.
Russia's forests have accumulated a large amount of biomass since the collapse of the Soviet Union three decades ago.
The long-term outlook for the ecosystem of the reef has deteriorated from poor to very poor and climate, UNESCO says.
Peatlands cover just 3% of the Earth’s total land surface, yet store over one-third of the planet’s soil carbon.
It's vital that new conservation areas be set up for all endangered and critically endangered great apes in Africa.