Last Friday a pilot whale died in Thailand after swallowing over 80 plastic bags. Workers had been trying to save it for days, but it was not able to survive.
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A container ship lost 83 containers over the side of the boat near Sydney on Thursday. Some containers came open and trash is already washing up on beaches.
The US Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect health and the environment in the US. Now the EPA and its leader are facing problems.
In 2016, scientists found a tiny life form that could "eat" plastic. Now other scientists have figured out a way to make that bacteria eat plastic even faster.
Earth Day is a day set aside to remind people to protect our planet. This year, the main idea of Earth Day is to get people to use less plastic.
A group in London has made a list of reptiles that are in danger. These animals are weird and wonderful, and may not last long if they are not protected.
Yesterday was the 70th birthday of the World Health Organization. It was also World Health Day - a day meant to remind people that everyone should be able to get good health care.
A large oil spill near the Indonesian city of Balikpapan has killed at least 5 people and made hundreds of others sick. The oil has spread over 50 square miles.
Microplastics are tiny bits of plastic. Often they are too small to be seen. Microplastics pollute water in ways that we are just starting to learn more about.
Scientists studied bottled water from around the world. They found tiny bits of plastic in nearly all of it. No one knows yet how the human body deals with these bits of plastic.