The Pacific Garbage patch is 16 times bigger than we thought

Yikes.

Yikes! More than 90% of bottled water contains tiny pieces of plastic

Well-known water bottle brands were also guilty.

Lead exposure might be responsible for 10 times more premature deaths than previously thought

Scientists have discovered that nearly 412,000 yearly deaths in the US can be attributed to lead contamination.

Air pollution exposure during fetal life linked to brain abnormalities in children

Brain abnormalities might lead to cognitive impairment. that could have significant long-term consequences.

There are vast quantities of mercury in the permafrost. With global warming, it’s now seeping away

Another problem caused by climate change.

EPA ends important Clean Air policy, fulfilling request of fossil fuel lobby

Strike another win for the bad guys.

Light pollution from research ship makes Artic zooplankton return to the deep

A team of researchers modified a kayak, equipped it with sensors, a petrol engine, strapped it to a ship, and set out to sea to measure zooplankton’s reaction to artificial light.

China’s decision to stop taking in so much recyclable plastic has left the world in a scramble

Yes, China has been taking in the world’s plastic waste.

Oil slicks continue to grow in the East China Sea after tanker sank in the area

It does not look good.

Brussels announces EU-wide strategy to fight plastic pollution

By 2030, you’ll have to bring a reusable cup to get coffee in the EU.

Antidepressants that make it past water treatment cause fish to fear predators less

Our human medication is affecting the behaviour of animals that live in the water.

The unfabulous reason why glitter should be banned 

Scientists glitter can be a health hazard for wildlife once it ends up in waterways.

New EPA advisor believes air is “a little too clean for optimum health”

Unfortunately, it seems like this administration is hellbent on making the EPA an anti-scientific, destructive organization.

E.P.A. removes climate science sections from its website

The EPA could be called a captive agency.

Global pollution linked to one in six premature deaths. It’s worse than wars, AIDS and road accidents combined

The real scope of pollution and how it affects livelihoods is often misrepresented.

Water wells serving 2 million Americans could be contaminated with high levels of Arsenic

Millions of Americans are potentially exposed to high concentrations of arsenic from their drinking water.

Human activity is destroying the ozone layer — again

The ozone layer recovery could be delayed by as many as 30 years by rising industrial pollutants.

In 2016, Coca-Cola produced 1 billion more plastic bottles than in 2015

The forgotten ingredient of a Coke — plastic.

Scientists find blocks of polystyrene at the North Pole

The Arctic is screwed.

That study about larvae eating plastic is full of holes

More research needs to be done.