Easter Island off the coast of Chile has a major trash problem. It’s near what’s known as a “trash vortex” in the middle of the South Pacific and floating waste is constantly washing ashore. Local officials estimate the growing population…
In Brazil, the temptation to clear more Amazon rainforest to meet the demand for meat and soybeans is huge. But deforestation could drive the world toward a climate change tipping point. Can Amazon residents balance conservation and economic potential? Special…
By Jamie Leventhal
Humans produce 420 million tons of plastic annually, most of which lands in the environment. With these two innovations, plastic could have a useful second life.
By Michael Biesecker, Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press
North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have failed, spilling pollution.
By Teresa Carey
After big cities like San Francisco banned businesses from using styrofoam containers, a woman from Durham, North Carolina, who was fed up with the plastic trash began her own crusade. When her efforts toward passing a local ban failed, she…
By Lorin Eleni Gill, Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press
Only a handful of homes remain in the small northern California community of Keswick. The so-called Carr Fire roared through Shasta County, so thoroughly eating up homes, that it's difficult to tell how many once stood in the ruins.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The EPA's newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious staffers throughout the demoralized agency and to lawmakers of both political parties.
By Jennifer Hijazi
Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil writes a love letter to the planet in her latest poetry collection "Oceanic."…
By PBS NewsHour
The equivalent of one dump truck of plastic enters the ocean every minute, according to a study published by the World Economic Forum in 2016. On Earth Day, the Earth Day Network is asking people to reduce their consumption of…
By Fedor Kossakovski
Invented by a Baltimore local, Mr. Trash Wheel has collected more than 1.5 million pounds of garbage since May 2014.
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