Population exposure to the synthetic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in everything from plastic and metal food containers to reusable water bottles and drinking water pipes in Europe is well above acceptable health safety levels.
Six of nine planetary boundaries—climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, synthetic chemicals including plastics, freshwater depletion, and nitrogen use—are already deep in the red zone, an international team of 29 scientists reported.
Many southwestern parts of the United States have been spotted with giant cracks or fissures in the ground. As per reports, these fissures have occurred due to harnessing groundwater indiscriminately over the years.
Non-native species—displaced either by global trade and travel or by climate change—pose "a severe global threat" to local biodiversity, food security as well as public health, a new report has found.
Global warming could push tropical forests to a point where photosynthesis fails and trees die. The ramifications are huge, scientists say.
South Korean scientists showerd the process through which plastic transforms into secondary microplastics. Their research reveals that continuous consumption of these secondary microplastics acts as neurotoxins in the brain.
Population ecologist William Rees suggests that planet Earth could be headed for a major population correction—perhaps before the end of this century. Such a correction, he notes, would be a drastic reduction in human population.
Since 2006, the amount of heat-trapping methane in Earth's atmosphere has been rising fast. It may signal that a great transition in Earth's climate has begun.
This is the first study to comprehensively estimate the link between increased antibiotic resistance and air pollution globally.
Exposure to small amounts of lead leaves lasting scars on poor children, as research increasingly links the toxic metal to violence and academic failure.
Experiments have shown that microwaving plastic baby food containers can release huge numbers of plastic particles — in some cases, more than 2 billion nanoplastics and 4 million microplastics for every square centimeter of container.
July was a recording breaking month for both land and sea temperatures, according to EU climate observers Copernicus.