The down-low on microplastics

They are everywhere!

Coral reefs generate $36 billion in tourism every year but we offer little in return

Millions of people enjoy diving around reefs every year.

Exposure to BPA might reprogram the brains of turtles — affecting them genetically

It changes their genes.

Virtually all sea salt is contaminated with microplastic, study finds

Pass me the sea salt please, and hold the plastic.

It’s so hot that Antarctica is going green, as global warming triggers moss explosion

When we said ‘Go green,’ this really wasn’t what we had in mind.

Remote Island in the middle of the Pacific is the most plastic-littered place on Earth

What was supposed to be one of the most pristine locations on Earth has now become a landfill.

Diesel cars sold in 2015 emit 50% more NOx emissions than anyone thought

The ‘Diesel Gate’ scandal runs deep and its effects will be widely felt for many years to come.

New method can remove small, but dangerous, amounts of chemicals from freshwater

It could remove almost all traces of pesticides, medication, and detergents.

Why Banning Styrofoam Will Improve the Environment

Styrofoam needs to go!

U.S. National Parks are too noisy

It’s hard to even to hear a bird sing.

Wild dolphins’ immune systems are failing because of ocean pollution

Things are not looking good.

Deep groundwaters are not safe from modern pollution, study finds

Not good.

New nanotech sponge sucks mercury from water in less than 5 seconds!

One basketball-sized sponge could clean an entire lake.

Bacteria from sewage are infecting coral reefs

Because the corals don’t have it bad enough.

Hydraulic Fracking leaks much more often than we thought

These oil and gas wells spill pretty often to the surface, a new study found.

London to introduce £10 ($12) vehicle tax for polluting cars

The announcement comes after a disastrous couple of months for London in terms of air quality.

US President signs bill that overturns transparency rule for oil companies. Trump’s war on common sense is on

“This is a big signing, very important signing,” Trump said after he signed a bill that will basically make it impossible to check corruption of US oil&mining corporations operating abroad.

British supermarket chain will start using trucks powered by food waste

Waitrose, a British upscale supermarket, has become the first major European company to use trucks powered by food waste.

Johnson&Johnson to remove plastic from swabs, switch to paper

You can flush as many of these babies as you like.

Nowhere is safe from mankind — high levels of pollution found even in the deepest oceans

Nowhere on Earth is safe from humanity’s impact.