Reef manta rays and whale sharks accidentally ingest harmful microplastics that pollute Indonesian waters, according to new research.
These large filter-feeders swallow hundreds to thousands of cubic metres of plankton-filled water every day and, with it, tiny plastic pieces from broken down carrier bags and single-use packaging, marine biologists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation, Murdoch University in Australia and Udayana University in Indonesia have found.
Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed all 346 passengers and crew aboard were the "horrific culmination" of failures by the planemaker and the Federal Aviation Administration, a U.S. House panel concluded after an 18-month investigation. Fred Katayama reports.
When the coronavirus pandemic forced Indonesian schools to shut, it exposed how millions of households in the Southeast Asian country still had no access to the internet or even a device like a mobile phone to do remote learning. So students and volunteers have come up with creative ways to get round the problem.