Learn about the impact pollution has on our planet and what you can do to reduce toxic waste
- Plastic Pollution Show AllThe industry spent millions telling people to recycle, because, as one former top industry insider told NPR, selling recycling sold plastic, even if it wasn't true.
There’s “no nook or cranny” on the planet where it doesn’t end up, the lead researcher on a new study said.
Microplastics in the Ocean May Be Vastly Underestimated, With up to 125 Trillion Particles Floating Around, Study Says
There may be far more microplastics floating in the world's oceans than previously estimated, a team of scientists has suggested.
We are in a plastic crisis.
Plastic pollution is everywhere we look, smothering our oceans and poisoning communities around the world. Meanwhile, Big Plastic only plans to expand production. We need to chart a different course.
Learn how the mass production of single-use plastic has put us in the biggest environmental crisis in history.
A solid-waste specialist offers ways to halt the plague of pollutants choking the seas
How plastic litter pollutes vast tracts of ocean when it's swept out to sea.
Plastic pollution has garnered extensive attention in the past years as we are collectively waking up to the realities of our wasteful, linear economy.
Plastic is everywhere – in our food, air, water and oceans. But do we know enough to determine how harmful it is to our health?
- Air Pollution Show All
The gases you're sucking up through your nose could be slowly killing you: according to the World Health Organization, around 4.2 million people die prematurely from the effects of polluted, outdoor air every single year.
Breathing is one of the few fundamentals of living—and for those of us living in areas affected by high traffic, industrial pollution, and wildfires, it’s making us sick.
The U.S. is the wealthiest country to make an appearance on a list ranking the 10 nations with the most pollution-related deaths.
In most states, about half of the premature deaths caused by poor air quality are linked to pollutants that blow in from other states, a new study found.
We visualized the damaging, tiny particles that wreak havoc on human health. From the Bay Area to New Delhi, see how the world’s worst pollution compares with your local air.
It's a double whammy.
Eroding air quality was linked to 10,000 additional U.S. deaths over a two-year period
- Water Pollution Show All
Agricultural runoff is poorly regulated and turning many waterways across the country into dangerous cesspools
The world's freshwater sources receive contaminants from a wide range of sectors, threatening human and wildlife health.
Millions of people are exposed to unsafe drinking water every year in the US.
A study released Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group found heightened levels of potentially toxic chemicals in tap water supplies serving dozens of major American cities.