As an island nation, the Bahamas finds itself drowning in plastic carried from far away by ocean currents, as well as from its tourism industry and domestic use. Kristal Ambrose decided to try to do something about it.
Slow-moving Hurricane Dorian pounded Grand Bahama Island on Tuesday and was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast by day's end before drenching the US East Coast for the next several days.
Conches are ubiquitous across the Caribbean. The decorative shells are exported and made into jewelry, and the huge gastropod inside is a staple food. But new research suggests that the conch is possibly being loved to death.
You might say that those who have believed that flamingos are natives of Florida are tinkled pink at new reported findings.
Hurricane Irma, rampaging across the Caribbean, has produced sustained winds at 183 miles per hour for more than 33 hours, making it the longest-lasting, top-intensity cyclone ever recorded, France's national weather service said Thursday.
In the Bahamas, there are beaches where you can swim with pigs. And lots of selfie-happy tourists did — until recently.
It's not just local black residents who fear police interactions in the US. Now citizens from Caribbean countries like the Bahamas see reasons to be extra cautious while traveling in the US.
The public television smash hit Downton Abbey is making waves again — though not because its killed off another character. It's because of one of the show's dogs. Specifically Isis. And you can probably figure out where this is going. Meanwhile, in Finland, the country's prime minister is blaming Apple for its economic problems. And France is blaming the English-speaking the world for being too politically correct. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Americans are focused on spying by the NSA inside the US. But a former cyber-security advisor says the bigger debate over spying on foreigners has hardly started.
Alina Simone went to Harlem's Apollo Theater to witness the Amateur Night competition and found that all the top winners share something in common. They all came from outside the US.