Legumes have a superpower: they can convert nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use to grow.
While most areas experienced a reduction in air pollution in response to lockdown measures, other areas saw only small improvements or even an air quality deterioration.
Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.
The COVID-19 pandemic risks reversing progress made to increase access to affordable, reliable and sustainable domestic energy sources in Kenya.
Cultural sensibilities around feminine hygiene products are contributing to a growing environmental crisis.
Attempts to formalise charcoal production have been largely unsuccessful.
Demand for charcoal continues to increase in Kenya, it's vital that the sector is better governed
Mining is not just a physical engineering process. It requires social engineering as well.
Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here's what parents need to know.
Billionaires have carbon footprints hundreds of times higher than the average American. Two scholars tried to put a number on it.
The US environmental justice movement dates back to the early 1980s, but federal support for it has been weak and inconsistent. Here are four things Biden's EPA can do to improve that record.
The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
The geographic setting of hazardous industrial sites in residential areas during apartheid hasn't transformed since democracy.
Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry's negative impact on the environment.
Air pollution can weaken people's respiratory, immune and cardiovascular systems, leaving them more vulnerable when they get COVID-19.
Plastic waste is a global problem. Now a chemist has developed a new strategy for breaking down the most common plastic so it can be not just recycled, but upcycled into desirable goods.
Shaking polypropylene bottles and washing them with very hot water can release millions of tiny plastic particles. Here are four ways to reduce exposure.
Microplastics could pose a threat to the sustenance of aquatic biodiversity when ingested by animals.
PFAS chemicals are toxic, widespread and persistent in the environment, and the federal government has been slow to regulate them. A scientist explains why evaluating them one by one isn't working.