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Scientists found 414 million pieces of trash on these tiny islands in the Indian Ocean — more proof that the plastic problem is out of control
Researchers have discovered that the beaches of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are drowning in trash. They found 414 million pieces of plastic debris.
Up to 1 million species are facing extinction, according to a new UN report. Without them, we could run out of food.
A new United Nations report on the world's biodiversity found that between 500,000 and 1 million species face extinction due to habitat destruction.
Up to 1 million animal species may be at risk of disappearing — yet another sign we’re in the middle of a 6th mass extinction
The AFP has obtained an early draft of a United Nations report that suggests up to 1 million species are at risk of extinction, some within decades.
Cocaine has been found in some European shrimp, and it’s part of a disturbing trend of drug-filled shellfish
Shrimp in five UK rivers have tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine. This is just one example of drug-filled shellfish around the world.
Architects designed a fin-shaped skyscraper made entirely of plastic. It’s inspired by the Tower of Babel.
In thinking about new ways to reuse plastic, a pair of architects designed a plastic skyscraper that also serves as a 3D manufacturing center.
From banning single-use plastics to working to eliminate food waste, some fascinating environmental protections are popping up worldwide.
Deforestation, pollution, climate change, and old fashioned human carelessness are wreaking havoc on the world's forests.
In some countries, people face jail time for using plastic bags. Here are all the places that have banned plastic bags and straws so far.
New York is the third US state to ban plastic bags. But the concept is already quite popular around the world.
19 types of pollution you might encounter every day that could hurt your health, from radioactive toxins to cancer-causing chemicals
Many of our activities pollute the land, air, and sea — often to the detriment of our health.
12 of the most devastating man-made ocean disasters in history, from Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon
Disasters like oil spills pollute the ocean and kill marine life. Since 1967, there have been more than 9,500 tanker oil spills around the globe.