Air pollution challenges solar power expansion in China

China’s pollution is ironically hurting its renewable energy technology.

The ocean has much more plastic than we thought

There’s more plastic in the deep than there is on the surface.

May 2019 sets new record for highest average atmospheric CO2 levels in history

Please, tell me again how this has nothing to do with emissions.

Air pollution from corn kills thousands of people each year

Researchers are trying to map the pollution impact of all the foods we eat.

It’s official: there’s more plastic in the oceans than ever before

Researchers are calling for change on all levels of society.

Microplatics can also travel by wind, new study shows

Even pristine mountainous landscapes are now polluted with microplastics.

New research says traffic exhaust is giving millions of kids asthma all around the world

That’s a lot of kids.

Researchers estimate the monetary and health cost associated with particulate matter

Oh boy, it’s not pretty.

It’s official: single-use plastics have been banned in the EU

Today’s vote is “essential in order to protect the marine environment and reduce the costs of environmental damage attributed to plastic pollution in Europe.”

Plastic is “everywhere” in the ocean, including its deepest trenches — “There’s no good aspect to this,” researchers say

Thrash we’ve thrown away years ago is killing ocean life as you’re reading this.

Great Coral Reef hit by massive surge of muddy water — visible from satellite

This is just adding more salt to the wound.

New research shows air pollution sours our mood and makes us unhappy

The study was performed on Chinese cities — but the air pollution problem is very much a global one.

Sperm whale in Indonesia succumbed with 6 kilos of plastic in its belly

A gruelling reminder to curb our plastic pollution.

The drugs we take end up in rivers, where they affect the entire ecosystem

The drugs we take are reaching natural ecosystems, and moving up the food chain.

More than 90% of children worldwide breathe heavily polluted air — a “ticking time bomb”

Pollution is a silent killer — and it’s affecting almost all the planet’s children.

Humans are now pooping microplastics

It’s the first to show that humans are eating plastic.

Half of world’s killer whales could disappear in next 30 years due to toxic pollutant

PCBs have been banned almost two decades ago but their effects are still widely felt by the iconic orcas.

Air pollution may increase the risk of developing dementia

This is an observational study and, as such, the findings cannot be used to establish a cause-effect relationship — but it does raise some important questions.

California to launch its “own damn satellite” to monitor air pollution, climate change

Go Cali, go!

Nine streets in London ban diesel and gasoline cars in “pioneering” ultra-low emission scheme

An intriguing policy.