A new survey has revealed an alarming deterioration in the health of the River Thames ecosystem – but some of the recorded changes may be the result of a cleaner river.
Many countries export their plastic waste abroad – but the mismanagement of this plastic waste is one of the leading causes of plastic pollution in nature.
Adequate wastewater treatment systems are crucial to ensure that wastewater from the oil industry does less damage.
The decision by African ministers of environment to end open waste burning will not only save lives but also open up new income streams.
Does the Global North have a moral responsibility to protect and compensate those in the Global South that disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change devastation?
Poor communities of color have spent decades battling US industrial and agricultural pollution. A new EPA office is designed to support their struggle, but history suggests reason for caution.
Offsetting carbon emissions sounds great. In practice, it’s often used to maintain the high-emissions status quo.
A mass die-off of crustaceans occurred on England’s north-east coast last autumn – the government’s explanation of the cause is unlikely to be true.
In this week’s episode of The Conversation Weekly, we speak with three scientists who study the ways plants and animals evolve in a world dominated by humans.
Brown carbon refers to a range of pollutants found in smoke from wildfires. They can contribute to global warming before they undergo a process that alters their chemical properties.
From persistent chemicals to exhaust particulate matter, snow accumulates highly toxic pollutants. Regulations are needed to address the impacts on water supplies and the food chain.
The air that arrives at Kennaook is said to be some of the cleanest in the world. I set up my camera and tripod, and started filming.
Fracking in the UK has a difficult history – economic theory suggests that whether fracking should occur is a simple case of consent and compensation.
Discarded pieces of landing gear, crashed spacecraft and wear and tear have produced a lot of debris that is now scattered around the Martian surface.
Water companies recently released raw sewage near more than 100 beaches across Britain.
The ability of West Africa’s fisher women to cope or adapt in times of adversity should not let policymakers off the hook.
Climate bills in Australia and the US promise progress without carbon taxes or markets. Here’s why.
Billions of face masks and other personal protective equipment have been used throughout the pandemic. Containing plastic, these items are damaging wildlife and their environments.
Rainwater may be contaminated with chemicals and scientists are still uncertain about their effects.
UV absorbents and industrial antioxidants are used in many household goods to protect them from UV radiation. They can have an adverse impact on ecosystems.