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‘Solar-powered vacuum cleaners’: the native plants that could clean toxic soil

Indigenous groups see hope in the environmentally friendly process of bioremediation. But will cities pay attention?

The world dumps 2,000 truckloads of plastic into the ocean each day. Here’s where a lot of it ends up

The world produces around 400 million metric tons of plastic waste each year. Every day, 2,000 truckloads of it is dumped into the ocean, rivers and lakes.

Report Outlines Which Companies Are Most Responsible for Climate Crisis

A report released by Carbon Majors on Thursday says that 57 companies were responsible for 80% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel and cement production between 2016 to 2022.

Scientists Discover How to Convert CO2 into Powder That Can Be Stored for Decades

A team of scientists has figured out how to convert planet-warming carbon dioxide into a harmless powdery fuel that could be converted into clean electricity

Say Hello to Biodegradable Microplastics

Microplastics can take anywhere from 100 to 1,000 years to break down and, in the meantime, our planet and bodies are becoming more polluted with these materials every day.

Study: Trees, Bushes Near Highways Can Significantly Reduce Air Pollution

Trees and bushes planted near highways do more than improve the scenery. A new Georgia State University study finds they significantly reduce air pollution caused by motor vehicles, which has been linked to a host of illnesses

Only 7 Countries Meet WHO’s Air Quality Guidelines as Fossil Fuels Worsen Pollution

A Swiss air quality monitoring firm on Tuesday said its latest worldwide data reveals the need for more walkable cities and a swift transition away from planet-heating fossil fuels, as just 7 out of 134 countries were found to meet global standards for dangerous air pollution.

Polar plastic: 97% of sampled Antarctic seabirds found to have ingested microplastics

Anthropogenic plastic pollution is often experienced through evocative images of marine animals caught in floating debris, yet its reach is far more expansive.

More than 600K pounds of electronic waste has been diverted from landfills thanks to Colorado teenagers

More than 600,000 pounds of mostly electronic waste has been diverted from landfills over the past 12 years by the students who run Tiger Recycling at Cañon City High School.

As Bali Chokes in Plastic Waste, Surfers Should Be Part of the Solution

Regrettably, there are no beaches in Bali free from plastic pollution. Each year, an astounding 300,000 tons of plastic waste is generated on the island.

‘Biggest, baddest ship on the planet’: World’s largest cruise ship stokes environmental concerns

The launch of the ship has sparked renewed concerns about the environmental impact of cruise tourism.

A Strange Plastic Rock Has Ominously Invaded 5 Continents

Plastistones, a new type of sedimentary rock that’s part-plastic and part-rock, has been found on at least five continents and 11 countries.