Biodegradable plastics may not be the solution to plastic pollution many hoped for, with a University of Otago study showing they are still harmful to fish.
While useful for killing pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, the lights may cause unwanted chemical reactions and should be used with ventilation, researchers say.
Rice researchers help create rapid high-temperature process that removes heavy metals, organic contaminants.
Scientists measured microplastic concentrations in the highly productive Barents Sea and suggest that ocean circulation, ice melt, tourism, inadequate waste management, shipping and fishing are all likely contributors.
A bacterium found in the sea can degrade a plastic that otherwise resists microbial breakdown in marine environments.
Newly published research on indoor air quality from Colorado State University shows wildfire smoke may linger in homes long after the initial blaze has been put out or winds have shifted.
As climate change warms the Earth, higher-latitude regions will be at greater risk for toxins produced by algal blooms, according to new research led by Carnegie’s Anna Michalak, Julian Merder, and Gang Zhao.
Scientists are establishing the first network of greenhouse gas monitoring stations on saltmarshes around the UK coast to support national efforts to mitigate climate change.
Both elegant and fierce, killer whales are some of the oceans’ top predators, but even they can be exposed to environmental pollution.
International team which includes a Rutgers researcher says innovative recycling methods are needed to protect environment and human health.
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