An algae bloom in southeast Florida has grown so large it’s visible from space. A NASA satellite snapped an image of the algal bloom in early May as it festered across 33 square miles in Lake Okeechobee, which…
More than 18 million Americans received their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015, according to a new report.
By Knvul Sheikh, Scientific American
If the prototype is successful, a full-scale 100-kilometer-long barrier will be strung out in the Pacific Ocean to collect some 68 million kilograms of floating plastic and trash.
European perch stuff themselves with microplastics rather than natural food, derailing their development, according to new research from Sweden.
By Katie Campbell, KCTS9/EarthFix, Ken Christensen, KCTS9/Earthfix
Despite pledges to responsibly recycle old TVs and other unwanted electronics with toxic materials inside, an investigation tracks e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.
By David Biello
The world may have seen the last of air with CO2 levels below 400 parts per million…
Scientists in Japan have discovered bacteria that feed on plastic and may change the future of recycling.
A methane leak in Southern California has released the equivalent of 700 million gallons of burned gasoline.
China, the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, has paid a great environmental price for becoming the world's factory. But experts say there is growing political will in Beijing to tackle the crisis. Special correspondent Fred de Sam…
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