Trucks and Children Are Sucking the Beaches of Morocco Dry
A critical ingredient in concrete, glass, and microchips, sand is a hot commodity—and in Morocco, illegal sand extraction costs the government $1.1 billion in unpaid taxes.
The Baffling, Gruesome Plague That Is Causing Sea Stars to Tear Themselves to Pieces
"They twisted their arms together," a marine biologist said, "and they'd pull and pull and pull, until one of them came off... It was horrific."