Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California

Alex Weber discovered more than 50,000 balls in the ocean near coastal California golf courses. When golf balls degrade, as these were doing, they release plastic particles and toxic chemicals.

25 Years After The Northridge Earthquake, Is LA Ready For The Big One?

On Jan. 17, 1994, a 6.7 magnitude quake rocked the suburbs north of Los Angeles, leaving 57 dead and causing more than $43 billion in damage. Officials worry LA isn’t ready for the next big quake.

Shutdown Threatens To Stall Recovery In Wildfire-Ravaged Paradise, Calif.

A federal grant for basic infrastructure projects is stalled. There is concern that, if fire survivors don’t see evidence that recovery has begun, they could give up hope and leave the region.

Movement To Find Alternative To Plastic Packaging Grows In Philippines

A young island man came to Manila for college and found a morass of plastic waste. Now he’s found ways for Manila’s poorest people to dig out, and shown how multinational companies create the problem.

A View From The Palmer Research Station In Antarctica

David Greene talks to marine biologist James McClintock about how warming temperatures are impacting glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula, and consequences of a global rise in sea level.

A Small Plastic Package Is A Big Culprit Of The Waste Filling Oceans

To really understand the plastic problem in countries like the Philippines, you have to understand how consumer goods there are packaged.

Cost To Military Of Extreme Weather Events Is Likely To Grow

The Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune was devastated by Hurricane Florence. Climate scientists say global warming will inevitably mean more such damage to the country’s national security infrastructure.

A New Tactic In The War Against Plastic Waste

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Philippines, one man is going head-to-head with multinational corporations to stop the plastic tide.

An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Philippines, one man is going head-to-head with multinational corporations to stop the plastic tide.

In The Aftermath Of The Camp Fire, A Slow, Simmering Crisis In Nearby Chico

More than two months after the Camp Fire, the small city of Chico, Calif., is struggling to handle an influx of an estimated 20,000 new people from neighboring Paradise.

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