Six million Americans are exposed to hazardous levels of PFAS chemicals due pollution from military and industrial sites, according to a new study from Harvard University.
By PBS NewsHour
Climate change, overfishing and pollution would naturally seem harmful for marine life. But one group of animals appears to be thriving: jellyfish. The blob-like creatures reproduce rapidly in higher temperatures and can prosper in waters tainted by human activity, such…
By David Biello
Environmental science writer David Biello says the challenge for our next president is not to choose between embracing globalization or focusing at home, but to realize that the two are inextricably intertwined.
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…
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