A long-awaited NZ$700 million package to clean up New Zealand's rivers and lakes has disappointed some of the government's expert advisers – especially a delay on setting clear pollution limits.
Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.
Here's how microplastics from your clothes end up in the deep sea.
The data shows a big improvement of pollution levels over some cities – but in others, pollution has, perhaps surprisingly, increased.
When the current crisis passes, we must seize the opportunity to re-imagine, and to create, a different kind of future.
Expanding planned burning is often touted as a way to lessen the risk of bushfires. But this burn-off season is bad news for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Islamic law requires Muslims to ritually clean their body before praying. This guidance has particular relevance at a time when hand-washing is important to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Population growth and attendant human activities are destroying a freshwater ecosystem.
What drives an industry leader like DuPont to prioritise corporate profit over stakeholder prosperity?
PFAS have been used in everything from coffee cups to frying pans. But they're toxic, and accumulating in the environment.
Radical thinking in Greater Manchester's cycling and walking plan could direct cities away from car-focused infrastructure.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
Chocolate plants can absorb cadmium through their roots and store it in chocolate leaves and seeds. Cadmium levels in processed chocolate depending on the production process and the producers.
If you want to swim in the Yarra River, you can check the water quality to see if it's safe. If you want to swim in the Nepean River, you can't – and that's a problem.
Plants can store mercury and keep it from contaminating waterways, air and soils. Unfortunately, that mercury is released when plants burn.
CO₂ will need to be removed from the atmosphere to avoid catastrophic heating. Can the process be incentivised?
The solids from wastewater plants are usually dumped into landfills because they are contaminated with heavy metals. Now there is a way to remove the metals so the waste can be used as fertilizer.
Nigeria's government must encourage citizens to embrace a system where plastic never become waste.
The digital economy is taking off. So are the greenhouse gas emissions, electronic waste and pollution associated with it.
Not so long ago, people had no idea what would happen to them – and what they would see – once they ascended into the clouds.