Man-made air pollution is a global phenomenon that we are currently dealing with today, but this has long been an issue, starting way back when with the Incas.
Overfishing, pollution, habitat loss and climate change are all factors that are threatening marine life, raising their risk of extinction by 20 to 25 percent, according to new research.
New research shows that polar bear penis bones are weakening due to chemical pollution, adding to the growing this of threats to this endangered species.
Have you ever riffled through your medicine cabinet to find expired bottles and unfinished prescription regimens? You may want to get rid of them, but just tossing them in the trash is a bad idea. Research has revealed that commonly prescribed drugs leave chemicals that persist in even treated waste, and can adversely affect the crops we eat.
The Baltic Sea is certainly not the only part of the world still suffering from when humanity didn't understand the consequences of its actions. However, compared to other parts of the world, it may be one of the most stark examples of how climate change can just perpetuate these problems.
Exposure to pollution during pregnancy ups a child's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, according to a new study.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have achieved a major breakthrough, identifying certain detoxifying organisms that may be able to effectively deal with the world's pollutant problem, new research indicates.
Scientists have become increasingly worried that plastic pollution threatens marine life in the world's oceans, and now new research shows that they have reason to fear it can harm freshwater organisms, too.
On Wednesday, at the UN General Assembly, 22 countries took pledges to take major steps to fight one of the world's most dangerous pollutant emissions. However, were not talking about greenhouse gasses here. Instead, these nations are aiming to address mercury pollution.
The Obama administration revealed Wednesday an updated five-year plan for restoring the polluted Great Lakes by the year 2020, outlining steps to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff, as well as restore plant and wildlife habitat.
A new report is ranking America's power plants as some of the worst polluters the world has seen, sullying our air with more carbon emissions that the industries of Russia, India, and Japan combined.
Fracking has long been demonized as a polluter of groundwater and US drinking water. However, a new study has revealed that while fracking is a small polluter, it may actually be leaking natural gas wells that are the root of the groundwater pollution problem.
Ditching cars for buses, bikes, or good ole fashioned walking in cities can reduce pollution by 40 percent by 2050, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Pollution in China's Yangtze River is threatening the Chinese sturgeon, dubbed as China's "national treasure," and may very well wipe out this critically endangered species.