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.
A surprising study published in Science found that as fuel emissions drop, consumer products are playing a larger role in air pollution.
Millions of tonnes of plastic garbage winds up in our oceans each year. Voluntary pledges haven't worked. It's time for Canada to advocate for an international plastics treaty.
Information about the threats facing Lake Victoria and how they're perceived are crucial to reverse the damage that's been done.
Coral reefs in the Asia-Pacific have been deluged with an estimated 11.1 billion pieces of plastic waste, increasing the risk of coral disease more than 20-fold.
In the age of climate change, investors have different ideas about financial risk. Green bonds take social, environmental and governance issues into consideration, and could help fight climate change.
A recent study shows plankton that have adapted to road salt have disrupted circadian rhythms. This finding suggests that environmental pollutants could also affect human circadian clocks.
The beneficial effects of walking are reduced by the detrimental effects of inhaling polluted air.
While India struggles for answers to its urban air pollution crisis, Beijing is moving forward with strong resolve and effective policy.
Mercury levels in seabirds living off the coast of British Columbia have been stable in recent years. New research suggests that this may be due to changes in their diet, not pollution control.