A recent study shows that young fish are preferring to eat microplastics, which results in stunted growth and increase death rates.
At least 1.8 billion people globally drink water that is contaminated with feces. This French puff pastry-like filter paper aims to change that reality.
Climate change is a global issue that is urgently needed to be addressed carefully and with haste due to its major impact on the environment and our health.
New computer models suggest over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were largely impacted by the 87-day oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Using a combination of orange peels and industrial waste products, researchers from Flinders University have developed a material that could help clean the world's oceans by sucking up contaminates like mercury.
Beaver dams are helping restore natural ecosystems throughout the U.S. Essentially, a beaver dam blocks off water in one section of the stream, which then creates a pond or lake. Using this, researchers may have found a way to remove excess nitrogen from local estuaries.
Using a water-resistant sponge material that absorbs contaminants, designers have created a 3D-printed bathing suit that cleans the water as you swim.
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.
Toxic stormwater has been linked to the death of coho salmon along the U.S. West Coast. Now, using a simply filtration system, researchers may be able to save them from extinction.
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!
Coral reefs throughout the Pacific are facing increasing rates of coral bleaching, according to the NOAA. This is a result of warming ocean temperatures and corals are expected to endure this stress through October.
Elephant seals are a top predator in oceans, so they consume high quantities of mercury from their prey. However, during an annual shedding period, they release this toxin right back into the ocean. This has a significant impact on marine environments.
Harvard researchers examined how downstream effects of flooding for hydroelectric development would affect local communities in this area. They found that increased toxins could devastate food supplies.
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.
You may have heard that regardless of what is causing climate change (be it natural, man-driven, or both) humanity must act now if there is any hope of preventing the problems that it will cause for society and the natural world alike in the future. However, some researchers are now making the argument that even adapting to our warming world will bring new and unconsidered problems.