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Plastic waste washed up by the sea lies on the beach of the coastal city of St. Louis, Senegal. Lucia Weiß/picture alliance via Getty Images

Nigeria has a coastal litter problem: it’s time to clean up

West Africa’s marine litter problem cannot be ignored. It can hinder the region’s economic and tourism growth, while putting people’s health at risk.
Tourism-driven development is threatening one of Puerto Rico’s greatest draws: its rural coastlines. R9 Studios FL/Flickr

Coastal gentrification in Puerto Rico is displacing people and damaging mangroves and wetlands

Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is booming as nations lift COVID-19 travel restrictions, but development is displacing people who have lived along its coastlines for years.
Plastic debris on a beach on Lanai, a sparsely populated Hawaiian island. Matthew Koller

Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the US is the top source – a new report urges action

An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping in a garbage truckload of it every minute. A new report calls on the US to help stem the deluge.

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