An innovative floating dam that traps plastic bags, bottles and other debris contaminating the world's oceans will be tested in the North Sea for the first time next year.
The oldest known bird -- an albatross named Wisdom -- is about to lay another egg at 64 years old. Researchers believe she has raised as many as 36 chicks and clocked over six million ocean miles of flight time.
Plastic pollution is having a greater impact on sea turtles than previously thought. From entanglement to starvation all seven sea turtle species are being threatened in their natural habitats.
Open University researchers have been working to create a new type of biodegradable single-use plastic carrier bag compossed of cornstarch that aims to reduce the amount of gardbage filling landfills each year.
Stanford researchers recently discovered that mealworms happily munch on and then convert Styrofoam waste into a usable soil, with no associated health risks. The study has the potential to help reduce the significant amounts of plastic that are annually discarded.
A new analysis of waters around the United States has found that the country is dumping a stunning 8 trillion bits of plastic into oceans and lakes every day. But we're not talking about irresponsible waste management here. Even eco-friendly citizens could be contributing to this invisible pollution, and just by brushing their teeth!
Minute plastic scrubbing beads from toothpastes and creams make their way past sewage receptors and into oceans, disrupting marine ecosystems. Researchers recently learned their numbers are more sobering than we knew.
New research reveals the percentage of plastic inside the average seabird.
It is well known that plastic pollution is riddling our oceans and threatening various marine life, so now scientists are using drones to map out this debris and better understand how to deal with the problem.
The iconic puffin, a bird being considered as one of 10 candidates to be the UK's national bird, may be in trouble. Experts are finding a disturbing amount of plastic in the bellies of puffins around the Isle of May, and they say this could spell for severe ecological consequences.
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.
It turns out our pristine oceans, filled with all sorts of colorful marine life, corals and plankton, are riddled with 8 million metric tons of plastic.
You might think twice before tossing a piece of plastic into the garbage rather than a recycling bin when you hear how deadly marine debris, such as floating plastic, is to whales, dolphins and other sea creatures.
It turns out that plastic pollution in the world's oceans is 10 times worse than previously thought, according to a new study.