Think summer holidays and you’ll likely call up images of a beautiful beach or a glittering blue lake. But more and more lakes, rivers, and coastal areas are plagued by an oversupply of nutrients that cause algae to grow at…
For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. However, savvy beachgoers know to reapply sunscreen every few hours because it eventually washes off. Now, researchers,…
Researchers have found that wastewater spills from unconventional oil production has caused widespread water and soil contamination in North Dakota.
Whenever children get thirsty after a sport class or during break, most of them will drink from the nearest water fountain at their school or day-care.
Environmentalists have long expressed concern about the number of sea life that consume man-made materials. New research funded by the Australian Government backs these fears by showing almost all seabirds will eat some form of plastic within a few decades…
New York political leaders have renewed their push to outlaw microbeads, which is a plastic additive you may find in personal care products and is polluting our waterways.
Researchers are always looking for new ways to make cleaner water and soil. Now, by using ultraviolet (UV) light on a solution of nanoparticles, they have discovered a novel way to make clean drinking water and safer soil more accessible.
Oklahoma is suffering from earthquakes, which are becoming more frequent.
Can fracking ever be green? That is the question.
Is it worth putting our marine life in harm’s way? Most people aren’t even aware that the facial scrubs and even toothpaste they use have what is called microbeads in them.