It turns out that we have far more of an effect on nitrogen levels in the tropics than we might have expected. Scientists have discovered that humans have more than doubled tropical nitrogen inputs due to pollution and other sources.
It turns out that seabirds don't just have to worry about fishing lines and nets; they also have to deal with plastic pollution. About 94 percent of Cory's shearwaters on the Catalan coast are impacted by plastic ingestions.
Nitrogen pollution is a huge issue in our environment. Now, though, scientists have discovered that nitrogen pollution could be halved--assuming ambitious mitigation efforts are taken.
Not even the deepest parts of the ocean are safe from litter, it seems. A major new survey of the seafloor has revealed a massive extent of trash located in the ocean depths, including bottles, plastic bags and fishing nets.
It turns out that river pollutants found in urban areas may be doing more than impacting the water. Scientists have discovered that hormone disrupting pollutants are affecting the health and development of wild birds nesting along the urban rivers of South Wales.
Peter Lehner is the Executive Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and is excited about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new guidelines that will promote cleaner air across the United States.
Hawaii has become the first state in the U.S. to ban plastic bags at checkout counters. Four of the state’s five counties have issued the ban, with the final county not being a factor because it is barely populated.
It turns out that pollution may be deadlier than expected. Scientists have discovered that air pollution causes a list of injuries and diseases that's far longer than previously thought.
Our world is interconnected in ways that even scientists are still learning about. Now, though, they've found new evidence of that fact in the form of air pollution. It turns out that pollution from Asia is impacting the world's weather and climate patterns, revealing how one region can affect the e...
Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making environmental and health problems unexpected side effects of U.S. demand for cheap China-manufactured goods.
Scientists have discovered that spider webs are far more active than we might have thought. They've shown that webs actively spring toward prey thanks to electrically-conductive glue spread across their surface.
It turns out that an economic crisis in Greece may also lead to an air pollution crisis. Researchers have discovered that during a cold snap, air quality can decrease greatly when individuals burn cheaper fuel for warmth.