Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.
Scientists are finding ways to generate something useful from the pollution in our environment.
Drivers of polluting vehicles will face a daily charge, but evidence suggests it's a price worth paying.
Urban pollutants are a health concern in growing cities. Scientists are turning to honey bees to help monitor contaminants in soil, water, air and plants.
Gas mining is expanding across Australia, and has been touted as part of the answer to cutting emissions. But there is evidence that this rollout will pose significant health and environmental risks.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
Plastic is not as much of a threat to oceans as climate change or over-fishing.
Nurdles are a raw feedstock used to make most of the plastic products we use everyday, but they're flooding the ocean as "mermaid tears".
The effects of climate change above ground are well known, but what's happening to underground aquifers which supply most of the world's fresh water?
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
Most cases of breast cancer are related to environmental causes. When we talk about climate change, we must not forget this part of the story.
Data gathered from EPA reports, staffers and retirees show the Trump administration has brought fewer environmental enforcement actions to conclusion and deferred more to states.
Researchers unpack the vast impact of plastic on our society – from emerging health worries and pollution to recycling and plastic's contributions to modern convenience.
Air pollution is bad for our heart and lung health – and a new study says it may be bad for brain health, too.
If animals are dying from a human-induced threat, then surely we have a responsibility to help them.
Even as the dust storm over NSW subsides, the unseen fine particles outside, or even inside your house, can still present a health risk.
London's low emission zone has started to reduce air pollution – but not enough to protect children's lungs.
Pharmaceuticals were found in every invertebrate sampled from six Melbourne streams - including a waterway in a national park.
A study of the social cost of carbon emitted by the shrinking fleet of Texan coal plants suggests that closing more of them down would be good for the climate and public health.
Harmful pesticides have been found in the widely consumed sharptooth catfish found in a river that runs through Johannesburg.