NASA climate satellite blasts off to survey oceans and atmosphere of a warming Earth

NASA’s newest climate satellite rocketed into orbit Thursday to survey the world’s oceans and atmosphere in never-before-seen detail. SpaceX launched the Pace satellite on its $948 million mission before dawn, with the Falcon rocket heading south over the Atlantic to achieve a rare polar orbit. The satellite will spend at least three years studying the […]

Ashbys cystic fibrosis

SWFL couple to paddle 80 miles across the Atlantic for cystic fibrosis

Alex Ashby was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was only six-months-old. “I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy, much less my child,” Alex Ashby said. Alex and her husband Taylor’s world was shattered when their son Landon was diagnosed at only two-months-old. “It broke something in me because when you grow up with […]

Researchers uncover highest-ever amount of microplastics on ocean floor

Researchers have uncovered the highest-ever concentration of microplastics on the seafloor. According to a new study in the journal Science, scientists recently found 1.9 million pieces in an area of about 11 square feet in the Mediterranean Sea. Over 10 million tons of plastic waste enter oceans each year — but the visible floating plastic that has led to anti-straw […]