A sailboat traveling across the pacific is inspiring everyone from children to governments to join in the fight against plastics.
Here’s the thing about really big numbers: when you hear a statistic like eight million tons, it’s tough to properly understand just how big that number really is. To put it in perspective, if you were to combine the weight of the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, and Golden Gate Bridge—and then for good measure add the largest Egyptian pyramid—you’d still need to add a million tons until you reached eight million.
Now if I told you that monumental figure was the weight of something in the ocean, you might be surprised that the number isn’t for fish, but for something that’s much worse: Plastic.
KAHULUI, Maui — The heat from the helicopter radiated off the ocean surface as Go Fly Maui pilot Nick Moran hovered in position over a roughly 400-pound “ghost net.”
(CNN) — Environmentalists warn that a large "ghost net" is floating in Hawaiian waters that could threaten marine life and cause severe damage to boats if not removed soon.
Mariners, pilots or people near the ocean are being asked to be on the lookout for a massive “ghost net” that was spotted two weeks ago off Maui and might remain a threat to humpback whales and other sea life. Read more
Kai Lenny is taking on the world with a successful career in surfing. We caught up with him on Maui.
If anybody in Los Angeles deserves to call himself “Big Daddy,” it’s Carlos Adley. The DJ, club owner and now philanthropist is larger than life in every way. Standing 6 feet 3 inches, possessing the stature and swagger of a pro wrestler and fond of flamboyant headwear and silver bling, the East L.A. native talks bold and lives bolder.