Plastic trash can be found around the world-even the Arctic. Scientists have found that this marine litter is present at the sea surface of Arctic waters, though they're still unsure how it made it so far north.
Beavers are doing more to help the environment than you might have thought. Scientists have found these furry mammals are helping prevent harmful levels of nitrogen from reaching vulnerable estuaries.
Imagine if plastic bags weren't such an environmental hazard. Imagine if instead they were made out of biodegradable materials.
Scientists have discovered that microbeads are spreading across the world's seas, affecting water quality, wildlife, and resources used by people.
What we put into our bodies--including what we eat and breathe--can ultimately have a long-term impact on our health.
It turns out that there is, in fact, a link between air pollution and the risk of death. Scientists have found that increased air pollution increases a person's risk of dying from heart disease.
The world's sea turtles may be in a lot more trouble than once thought. Scientists have found that more than half of the world's sea turtles have eaten plastic or other human trash.
There's a hidden problem impacting our world's oceans: ghost gear.
Mercury pollution in California may be coming from a surprising source: elephant seals. Scientists have found that molting elephant seals actually shed considerable amounts of mercury into coastal waters.
China is known for its smoggy, black skies that can cause health hazards to the public. But for a few days before Beijing's military parade, the city experienced perfect, azure skies.
When it comes to saving the environment, understanding the world's oceans is crucial. Scientists have announced that a greater understanding of our oceans is essentially for the well being of the world's population.