Plastic pollution is becoming a serious issue for our world's oceans. Now, scientists have found that nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution may be floating in Earth's seas. The findings show exactly how serious the pollution situation has become over time.
Scientists have discovered that some bacteria from the guts of waxworms could potentially help us eliminate plastic trash.
Scientists may have made a major breakthrough when it comes to detoxifying dangerous pollutants such as PCBs and dioxins.
You wouldn't think that air pollution has an impact on rivers, but it turns out that's exactly the case. Scientists have discovered that the amount of air pollution has a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere.
Scientists have found that recreational activity is a major pollutant on the Canadian coast of the Pacific Ocean, reveal the importance of monitoring marina discharges.
Trash may not just be causing problems for our environment; it could also be affecting our air. Researchers have found that unregulated trash burning across the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown on official records.
Mercury is still causing problems in our environment and now, scientists have found that it may be far more prevalent in our oceans than we first thought.
Scientists have taken a look at ice cores in the South Pole and have found that lead pollution may have actually arrived in these southern reaches before the first explorers did.
Scientists have found that there are five large accumulations of plastic debris in the open ocean that match with the five major twists of oceanic surface water circulation, showing that all of the world's oceans have plastic debris on their surfaces.
It turns out that the Western Amazon may be in more trouble than we thought. Scientists have found that this region may have been contaminated by widespread oil pollution over a staggering 30-year period.
Computer waste is becoming a huge issue in the developing world. As standards of living and access to technology increase, the problem of recycling and disposing electronic devices is becoming more and more of a problem
Scientists have discovered that airplane traffic could potentially be a major contributor to pollution in Los Angeles. Not only that, but the effects of this pollution can continue up to 10 miles away from the airport.