Plastic from Clothing Fibers Polluting Oceans

By LARA GALINARI, age 11 PHOTO: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region In 2011, a study by ecologist Mark Browne showed that tiny fibers from artificial clothing were being released into the ocean. These fibers could be the largest source of plastic in the...

New Oil Drilling Off United States Coasts

By JYOTHI NATARAJAN PHOTO: flickr.com/kenhodge13 On March 31, 2010, President Obama announced that he would begin to allow oil and gas drilling in the oceans off of the Atlantic Coast of the United States, areas of the Gulf Coast near Florida and parts of the coast of...

Ouch! Jellyfish Are on the Rise

By INDYKIDS STAFF While the bee population is going down, numbers of jellyfish are going up. But that’s only good for the jellyfish. Larger populations of jellyfish are damaging fish farms, stinging beach-goers and are a signal of the worsening health of the world’s...