Not even some pristine tropical isles are free from the scourge of abandonded fishing nets.
New research draws a direct climate link between farm worker safety, global economic impacts and the ability to feed people.
"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.