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.
Australia will almost certainly miss its water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef.
Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastic enter our oceans each year.
Extracting coal seam gas produces billions of litres of water. A new CSIRO report suggests that, when treated, this water can be pumped back underground.
Australia is lagging behind 35 other nations in ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury Pollution.
Cape Grim's air pollution station has recorded some of the biggest changes to the world's atmosphere over the past 40 years.
We're going to miss the Great Barrier Reef's water quality targets unless we help farmers better