Getting rid of pollution impro...

Dec 6, 2019 by

After decades of steadily declining, air pollution is once again on the rise in the United States. Between 2016 and 2018, pollution of fine particulate matter — tiny particles that are emitted whenever we burn anything — rose by more than 5 percent.

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Vancouver says no more foam fo...

Dec 3, 2019 by

A ban will take place in the new year, followed by crackdowns on straws and grocery bags.

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Indonesia’s food supply ...

Nov 15, 2019 by

An eye-opening report reveals how low-grade plastics are burned as fuel, poisoning the surrounding soil and air.

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You’re Paying Big Oil to...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The one thing you never want to hear your dentist say is “oops!” It’s also alarming to hear from a former U.S. senator — 25 years after he passed a temporary oil subsidy for Big Oil.

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Colombian town faces earthquak...

Nov 8, 2019 by

Residents of the town of Puerto Gaitán say their water sources are being used for the cultivation of oil palm plantations and the extraction of crude

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James Cameron wants us to stop...

Sep 27, 2019 by

The film director believes that ocean exploration could help us to prepare better for climate catastrophes.

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Before 1965, low CO2 levels we...

Sep 26, 2019 by

Humans have never lived with the high CO2 atmospheric conditions of the last 60 years, according to a new study.

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Meat and plastic sales are slo...

Sep 11, 2019 by

As environmental awareness spreads, shoppers are making different choices.

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“God Told Me to Fight”—Inside ...

Aug 29, 2019 by

Houses, several churches, and an elementary school would all be about a mile away.

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Here’s a handy guide to ...

Aug 27, 2019 by

How often do you wonder about what can go in the recycling bin and what cannot? The answer varies from municipality to municipality, as each has its own facilities for recovering waste materials and not all are the same.

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Meet the guy swimming through ...

Jul 15, 2019 by

Ben Lecomte is swimming through tons of plastic. Pieces of it have gotten stuck to his face. He’s passed abandoned fishing nets that tangle and kill wildlife. He’s held pieces of broken storage crates blooming with algae and barnacles. And he wants us to see it all — so we know what we’ve done to the planet.

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Airplane Contrails’ Clim...

Jun 27, 2019 by

The clouds created by jet engine pollution have a surprisingly powerful short-term impact on global warming.

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A changing tide

Jun 18, 2019 by

Florida’s summer of slime turned its politics upside down.

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Everything You Need to Know ab...

Jun 10, 2019 by

What is coral bleaching? Coral bleaching happens when corals lose their vibrant colors and turn white. But there’s a lot more to it than that.

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North Carolina’s poultry...

Jun 5, 2019 by

All eyes have been on the state’s hog farms, while its poultry operations have quietly tripled in number over the past two decades with little oversight.

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World’s rivers ‘aw...

May 27, 2019 by

Largest global study finds the drugs in two-thirds of test sites in 72 countries

Natasha Gilbert

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A trail of toxicity: the US mi...

May 23, 2019 by

In Colorado Springs, businesses are suing the military for perfluorinated compounds, which some are calling ‘Agent Orange 2.0’

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Mismanaged waste ‘kills ...

May 13, 2019 by

Report says plastics adding to death tolls in the developing world from easily prevented diseases

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186 countries have signed UN p...

May 13, 2019 by

This means that countries now have the right to refuse plastic waste imports to their shores.

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A pretty stream in Belgium is ...

May 6, 2019 by

The idyllic stream that meanders through the Flemish countryside has been called the most polluted stream in Europe.

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Humans Are Speeding Extinction...

May 6, 2019 by

Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded.

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Here’s what happens to &...

Apr 29, 2019 by

After 3 years of being buried and submerged, ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ single-use plastic bags could still hold a full load of groceries.

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The ‘Attenborough Effect...

Apr 15, 2019 by

It’s proof that documentaries are powerful tools for change.

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Synchro swimmers perform in a ...

Mar 29, 2019 by

Two young synchronized swimmers in Britain have made a splash with a recent performance. Kate Shortman (17) and Isabelle Thorpe (18) of Bristol attempted their World Championship synchro routine in a swimming pool full of floating plastic waste.

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Even groundwater is contaminat...

Feb 1, 2019 by

This could mean we’re drinking our plastic waste.

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California teen collects 50,00...

Jan 21, 2019 by

Alex Weber, 18, has just published a study that analyzes how these balls enter and degrade in the water.

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Lawrence reborn: A polluted mi...

Jan 17, 2019 by

Residents of New England’s former mill towns often feel left behind after manufacturers leave town. But in Lawrence, Mass., locals have refused to let abandoned buildings and polluted landscapes define their future.

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EU to ban common single-use pl...

Dec 20, 2018 by

“Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote at international level, given the global nature of the issue of marine pollution involving plastics.”

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Orca ‘apocalypse’:...

Sep 27, 2018 by

Banned PCB chemicals are still severely harming the animals…

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IN THE DARK, THE 2,000 TONS OF...

Sep 13, 2018 by

The first of hundreds of consignments of allegedly radioactive mud…

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