More than 200 mayors have committed their cities to stick with the Paris climate deal no matter what the US does. Electric vehicles offer a promising route to making good on that pledge.
Globalised drug manufacturing is adding to the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
What causes cancer? A scary truth might be that we have created an environment for it. An anthropologist's search for answers to her own diagnosis raises questions for all of us.
The climate crisis demands not only green technologies, but a completely different approach to economic development.
Kenya has abundant energy options like solar, and geothermal that are cheaper than coal. A proposed new coal plant could become a 'stranded asset'.
Regulation can't keep up with the thousands of harmful chemicals that wash down our drains. Rather, companies should take responsibility for their products – before they hit the market.
Our approach to economic growth has done more harm than good and must be be replaced with more appropriate goals.
A new study shows that the way humpback whales choose their habitats is affected by humans.
New research shows that importing goods from low-wage countries has helped US manufacturers shift production to less-polluting industries, produce less waste and spend less on pollution control.
Lille, Lyon, Grenoble, Paris ... In recent months, major French cities have experienced severe pollution spikes. How is this threat to health and the environment assessed?
Research shows thyroid hormone, which is required for brain development in all vertebrates, is severely affected by chemicals present in our everyday cleaning products, clothing and cookware.
It's a decade since US beekeepers first noticed that their bees were mysteriously dying. Now we know much more about Colony Collapse Disorder, raising hopes that we can turn bees' fortunes around.
Developed nations need to stop telling smoggy cities to clean up their act and start critiquing their own consumption habits.
The merchant navy – some 20,000 ships – carries the vast majority of trade goods around the world. Unfortunately, they also spew toxic pollutants that harm people and the environment.
India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat state, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
Trump's executive order on climate will cede American leadership internationally and scores a political win. But reversing all Obama's work will require big wins in court.
It was not until the 1980s that the environment became a priority for the chemical industry, and it was the industry's bid to clean up that gave birth to 'green chemistry'.
Glencore has admitted responsibility for air pollution in Mount Isa, but its latest report puts the onus on residents to minimise their exposure to lead contamination in their homes.
Australia needs stronger policy aimed at curbing air pollution, but the options currently on the table fall short. For now, we could all aim to drive less and turn off the engine when the car is idle.
Lead contamination remains a persistent issue in urban soils.