Wherever that plastic is ending up, we know that it's breaking down over time, disintegrating into micro particles less than 5mm in size, and some even breakdown to the nanoscale at less than one micrometer (size of bacteria).
About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a study published today by U.S. researchers.
New research has revealed that toxic byproducts of the herbicide Agent Orange used by the US military continue to contaminate soils in Vietnam today.
Researchers found that males, old people and low-income people may actually be losing more like a few years of education the longer they breathed dirty air.
Three cities in the coal-mining region in Siberia have turned into a ghostly dark snowscape after being covered with black snow. The blame has been pointed at coal plants which have failed to filter its fumes.
Metal contamination levels in some of Tasmania’s lakes are among the highest in the world, a new study has found, while those within the state’s Wilderness World Heritage Area have also been badly polluted by mining.
Previous studies have identified a link between lead and intelligence, but this study looked at changes in personality and mental health as a result of exposure to the heavy metal.
UK report has found that spending one hour on the London tube is more toxic than spending all day on above ground in ambient London air.
Recent studies have shown that global emissions of carbon tetrachloride, that contributes to the destruction of the Earth's ozone layer, have not declined as expected, with about 40,000 tonnes still being emitted each year.
According to a study, stubble burning contributs up to 26 percent of the most harmful particulate matter to Delhi’s winter pollution and even as much as 50 percent on certain days during the burning season.
A group of industrial chemicals humans started banning decades ago could cause many of the world’s orca whale populations to collapse over the next century, an alarming new study has found.