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Osteologists with History Flight excavate a grave site from the battle of Tarawa at Republic of Kiribati, July 15, 2019.

76 years after ‘the toughest battle in Marine Corps history,’ the fallen are still returning home

More than 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed during the battle for Tarawa in November 1943, and hundreds of them remain unaccounted for.
The Ocean Cleanup's improved plastic-catching device retains debris in the Pacific Ocean.

The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup said their new parachute system was finally capturing and retaining plastic in the Pacific Ocean.

A massive plastic-cleanup device invented by a 25-year-old may finally be catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat's improved device is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. An underwater parachute is slowing the system down enough to catch plastic.
Boyan Slat on the day of the first system's launch.

The massive plastic-cleaning device in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch probably won’t hurt sea creatures — but there’s still a big p...

Environmentalists predicted that the tool would endanger marine life, but The Ocean Cleanup found that animals have been ignoring the device.
The gray whale that washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.

Scientists are voicing concern after 9 dead gray whales washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay in 2 months

The ninth dead gray whale washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.
Two U. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the Pacific Ocean on a routine training mission, August 1, 2018.

US and Chinese bombers have been flexing their muscles over an important waterway

It's been a busy week for Chinese and US bombers, both of which have participated in military drills in the same neighborhood recently.
Boyan Slat on the day of the first system's launch.

The massive ocean-cleanup device invented by a 24-year-old broke down in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Here’s what went wrong.

The Ocean Cleanup's 2,000-foot-long device was spilling plastic into the ocean instead of cleaning it and had to return to shore in December.
Waves Crash On South Carmel River Beach Also Known As Monastery Beach, Carmel.

A Scotsman may have faked his own death off the California coast to avoid rape charges, officials say

Kim Gordon, a Scottish tourist, disappeared after diving into the Pacific Ocean in Carmel, California, on February 25.
Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commanding officer of US Coast Guard Pacific Area, addresses the crew and sailors aboard the cutter Bertholf in the Pacific Ocean, July 20, 2018.

Unpaid Coast Guard members are deploying for a months-long mission in the Pacific — at home, their bosses are warning about their houses

The Coast Guard cutter Bertholf deployed to the Pacific on January 20, amid a government shutdown that has families worried about basic expenses.
The 2,000-foot-long plastic cleaning array, known as "Wilson."

The massive ocean cleanup device invented by a 24-year-old is spilling plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-collecting tool is still struggling to do its job in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.