Scientists have discovered that massive amounts of microplastics are falling into remote areas in protected US national parks every year. The tiny bits of plastic are carried there by winds and rains.
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After days of heavy rains, high waters have caused two dams to collapse in central Michigan. The waters released by the dams have flooded Midland, and forced around 11,000 people to leave their homes.
Early Thursday morning, a deadly gas leak from a chemical factory in Visakhapatnam, India spread over a sleeping neighborhood, killing several and sending hundreds more to the hospital.
With billions of people on lockdown worldwide because of the coronavirus pandemic, the natural world has been given a taste of life with fewer people around. Many animals seem to be making the most of this human-free time.
Recently, researchers have reported on two different ways to break down different kinds of plastic. The new advances could lead to easier, high-quality recycling, and help deal with toxic plastic pollution.
Earth Day is a day set aside to remind people to protect our planet. Earth Day is held on April 22 and was first started in 1970. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, Earth Day has moved online.
Scientists are worried about Western monarch butterflies and are trying to understand why they're struggling. To answer their questions, they're asking people in the western US to send in any pictures of monarchs they take this spring.
As the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, crosses the globe, it's having effects far beyond the illness. The pandemic is having a strong effect on businesses, which is also affecting the climate crisis.
Starting March 1, people in Luxembourg no longer have to pay to ride public transportation. The country has made all of its trains, buses, and trams free to ride in an effort to cut down on traffic and pollution.
On Sunday, a new law banning single-use plastic bags in New York state came into effect. Though the move will have a positive effect on the environment, there could be some difficulties as New Yorkers adjust to the plan.