Before you rejoice over a possible solution to the ongoing plastic pollution problem, know that Great Barrier Reef corals that eat microplastics may be putting themselves at risk with their unique appetite, according to a new study.
Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence that rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are heating up the Earth, increasing the harmful greenhouse gas effect and exacerbating climate change, new research finds.
New research reveals that millions of tons of Saharan dust, which is actually rich in vital nutrients such as phosphorus, helps to fertilize the lush Amazon rainforest each year.
Minnesota's Grand Portage National Monument (GPNM) is a homage to the state's rich fur-trading past. However, researchers are now finding that this history does not come without consequence, as the monument and areas around it now boast a stunningly high rate of toxic mercury contamination.
Experts are well aware that many of our oceans are running out of oxygen. Sometimes it's a consequence of pollution. Other times we can blame climate change, both man- and nature-driven. However, what is certain is that it's not good for us or the fish and crustaceans that many industries have learned to rely on. Now researchers believe they have found a way to put the oxygen back where it is needed.
It's no secret that solar power is hot right now, with innovators and big name companies alike putting a great deal of time, money, and effort into improving these amazing sources of renewable energy. Still, the last thing you'd likely expect is for a new experimental array to literally light nearly 130 birds in mid-flight on fire.
It's no secret that ocean acidification is wreaking havoc on the corals, sea stars, sharks and others that live beneath the waves. But now new research shows that this phenomenon is hitting closer to home and threatening US coastal communities, too.
Cattle are being heralded as the next invasive species, and this couldn't be more true than in Mongolia where these greedy grass-eaters are essentially killing vital rangelands, recent research says.
Although the media has egregiously been playing up the "snowmageddon" since winter storm Juno made her way across the East Coast, the US has still been experiencing some record cold, with local complaining that they haven't felt so chilled in years. Now NASA and the NOAA are here to tell us that it wasn't all in our heads, releasing satellite imagery that show an utterly frozen over eastern US.
So let's talk about toxins... and fish. They normally don't go together. In fact, most living things would prefer to avoid living near toxins. However, at times they can be very helpful, as shown in a recent strategy to help protect the beautiful rainbow trout against Coldwater Disease.
When you're eating a juicy hamburger, you would hardly think that you are affecting the health of the planet - but according to the federal government, you are. An advisory panel of nutritionists and researchers are advising in a new report that Americans eat less meat in order to save the environment.
Warm Atlantic Ocean waters are causing sea ice to melt in the Arctic, further contributing to the disappearance of this land mass, according to new research.
After researchers just announced that our oceans are riddled with eight million metric tons of plastic, a new comprehensive study found that nearly 700 marine species encounter and are threatened by such debris on a daily basis.
As if we didn't have enough to worry about with a depleting ozone and buildup of greenhouse gases, now a recent study shows that there is a new ozone-eating gas on the rise.