Arctic sea ice chock-full of microplastics, with over 12,000 particles per litre of ice

It should basically be called Arctic sea plastic by now.

Roughly 95% of people live in areas with ‘unsafe’ levels of air pollution

Don’t breathe too hard.

Efforts to fight plastic pollution are working: Fewer plastic bags found around UK waters

Taxing plastic bags or coffee cups works — and the rest of the world should follow suit.

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.

Europe’s microwave ovens release as much CO2 as 6.8 million cars

That’s a lot of CO2.

How dirty, soot-covered birds can track down pollution over a whole century

Back in the day when Chicago and Pittsburg were the world’s Beijing and New Delhi.

Dusty solar panels slash power output by over 35%, study reveales

It’s called “clean” energy for a reason.

Scientists find blocks of polystyrene at the North Pole

The Arctic is screwed.

The devastating state of ocean pollution in one depressing photo

The author wishes this photo ‘didn’t exist’.

More problems in Texas — Chemical plants start leaking after Harvey

Everything is bigger in Texas — floods and pollution included.

Air pollution wrecks our DNA, makes us more susceptible to heart failure

If you’re expecting, taking some time to visit some more pristine areas of the world might do wonders to your baby’s health in the long run.

Rush hour pollution might be much worse than we thought, new study concludes

Stuck in traffic? I’ve got some bad news…

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

It changes their genes.

Why Banning Styrofoam Will Improve the Environment

Styrofoam needs to go!

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.

Beijing shuts down its last coal power plant, replaces with natural gas

A step in the right direction.

China will force 67,000 fossil fuel-powered Taxis to switch to electric in order to cut back on pollution

In Beijing and other municipalities, all taxi drivers will be forced to gradually switch to electric.

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.