Beach cleanups are missing millions of pieces of plastic

In the last decade, beach cleanups have grown into a global phenomenon, with volunteers gathering at regular intervals for the Sisyphean task of cleaning up plastic trash. Now, a new research suggests that beach cleanups can inadvertently mask the full scale of plastic pollution, much of which lies below the sand’s surface.

Glint of the Irrawaddy Delta

The Irrawaddy is the largest river in Burma (Myanmar) and the country’s most important transportation artery.