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Researchers found that plastic debris sits atop almost 92% of the reefs they studied, including some of the most remote and uninhabited ones. Here in Oman, plastic floats past an otherwise healthy reef. Tane Sinclair-Taylor hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Plastic is suffocating coral reefs — and it's not just bottles and bags

A new study takes a comprehensive look at the plastic debris smothering reefs, where in the ocean it's more prevalent — and how to deal with the problem.

A person pumps gas at a BP gas station in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 12. Annual inflation eased to 3% in June, the lowest in over two years, and there's hope that it could go lower. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Why inflation is losing its punch — and why things could get even better

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A man who was at the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has sued Fox News for defamation. Here, a woman walks by the Fox News headquarters in New York in April. Nickolai Hammar | NPR/NPR hide caption

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Fox News hit with another defamation lawsuit — this one over Jan. 6 allegations

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Are smartphones safe for tweens? Parents should be aware of the risks, a screen consultant advises. Elva Etienne/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

So your tween wants a smartphone? Read this first

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So your tween wants a smartphone? Read this first

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Researchers found that plastic debris sits atop almost 92% of the reefs they studied, including some of the most remote and uninhabited ones. Here in Oman, plastic floats past an otherwise healthy reef. Tane Sinclair-Taylor hide caption

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Plastic is suffocating coral reefs — and it's not just bottles and bags

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Terence Blanchard performs at the International Jazz Day Concert, New Orleans Tricentennial at the Orpheum Theater in 2018. Tyler Kaufman/Getty Images for Thelonioius Mon hide caption

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NEA announces 2024 Jazz Masters including Terence Blanchard and Gary Bartz

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