Law scholars from California unpack the legal questions raised by the Trump administration's plan to roll back mileage standards and revoke California's ability to set more stringent rules.
The results of phytoremediation are remarkable.
Plastic bags are commonly mistaken for food by sea animals. They require a lot of energy and resources to be made, and have caused floods in some countries.
Tech fixes to environmental problems are guaranteed to grab attention, but real change for the planet requires community organising.
What would you pay to keep trash off your favorite beach, or pollution away from a national park? Economists can tease these values out of our travel choices and use the numbers to help make policy.
After cascading ecological catastrophes in the 90s, China spent 20 years seriously investing in sustainability. Now that effort is paying off.
After two years of turmoil at the EPA in the 1980s, President Reagan hit the reset button, choosing a Republican who supported environmental protection to head the agency.
This new and more accurate estimate means that replacing coal with natural gas doesn't do as much to reduce climate change as it should.
A Heathrow expansion is going to benefit the rich and hurt the poor.
Triclosan is found in thousands of personal care products from toothpaste to soap. New research links it to inflammation and cancer in the gut in mice, by disrupting their microbiome.
Ocean plastic has made a big splash, but there may be even more microplastic on land. The problem is that we have no idea exactly how much is in Australian soil, where it is, and what it's doing.
According to one study, more than 8 million people per year die early from air pollution exposure.
Pollutants can increase stress levels, which in turn affects judgment and makes some people more likely to commit crime.
Study finds that coal pollution in China is leading to people getting significant levels of mercury poisoning from rice.
The federal government's new $500 million funding package for the Great Barrier Reef seems predominantly focused on the tactics that are already being tried, without much success.
Banning plastic bags in food distribution is complicated and not all municipalities are on board. Are bioplastics a solution?
The maritime pollution that drifts to dry land, causes an estimated 400,000 premature deaths and 14 million cases of childhood asthma each year.
Environmental and health groups have called for the creation of a non-political federal agency with the power to rule on pollution levels - much like the Reserve Bank does for interest rates.
Nairobi's new governor should learn from the mistakes of the past
Free public transport could be one way to get more people to ditch the car.