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.
Silicon Valley brought together natural surroundings, suburban homes and futuristic high-tech work. But industrial pollution betrayed the California dream.
Specialist courts and judges could ensure that key laws protecting the environment are upheld. But the Scottish government has rejected the idea
For the first time research has shown that mercury released in the northern hemisphere ends up in Australia's tropics.
Amu Coal a Kenyan and Chinese consortium is set to build a coal plant in an area untouched by industrial development. The emissions alone will double the country’s energy sector's CO2 emissions.
A recent study shows how the number of vulnerable and endangered amphibians is nearly double that of birds or mammals. Strategies need to be put in place, and fast.
To stop Indonesia polluting the ocean with plastic it is important to change the country's land-based waste management.
The updated plan for improving water quality on the Great Barrier Reef still doesn't address the need to curb intensively farmed crops such as sugar cane, and to enforce existing environmental laws.
The estimated economic value of minimising the damage to public health has been reduced by 80 percent.
Kenya can explore at least four key actions, based on past commitments and institutional structures, to transform the economic future of its oceans.
Unlike the more abstract idea of global climate change, pollution is tangible and its effects are obvious.