Science Brief: Thailand Bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

Science Brief: Thailand Bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

Coral Reef in Vietnam. Photo by @quinguyen on Unsplash By Zahra Latheef, age 11 On August 4, Thailand ordered all non-ocean-friendly sunscreens be banned from marine parks. Regular sunscreens contain ingredients like oxybenzone, octinoxate, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor...

Bleached Out

By RIDA ALI, age 12 PHOTO: Eco Cafe Phuket/Flickr Since October 2015, Australia’s National Coral Bleaching Task Force found that 2,485 miles of coral in the northern parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have been experiencing the worst bleaching in history. Coral...