A new study from Australia shows that larvae of the darkling beetle can eat polystyrene — the material behind plastic foam.
Oxygen levels, necessary for fish, are up and dangerous phosphorus levels are down in the historically polluted waterway. But a new report points to climate change as a possible wildcard.
A new study suggests there is far more plastic in the Atlantic Ocean than scientists estimated earlier, especially tiny pieces of plastic that can end up inside fish and other animals.
A Canadian grocery store put embarrassing slogans, such as "Wart Ointment Wholesale" and "Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium," on plastic bags to get customers to use reusable shopping bags.
Giant gyres of plastic in the ocean grab headlines, but it's the tiny bits of plastic that scare scientists. And they've made their way everywhere, a new study finds — including in our seafood.
Four months into its testing phase, the Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching device isn't catching as much plastic as intended.
Plastic trash less than 5 millimeters long is in the things we eat and drink, and the air we breathe. Scientists are just beginning to study where it comes from and how it might affect our health.
The engineer views a landfill as a living ecosystem, and the plastic that clogs it as a serious threat that crowds out life and never goes away. Can we eliminate the waste before it smothers us?
As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool.