Waste from Australia, Europe and North America is causing health problems and contaminating local food chains in Southeast Asia.
By taking small steps to cut down on single-use plastics in their communities, these towns and counties across the UK are part of a grassroots force for change.
Scientists have discovered that whales play a significant role in carbon capture - and now the International Monetary Fund has put a value on how much they're worth to us. This is why, sa...
Gloves, sample tubes, bottles and vials – the world’s labs produce millions of tonnes of waste each year. Alice Bell meets the scientists who are finding less polluting ways to work.
As world leaders prepare to meet at a U.N. climate change summit it Spain, new figures show the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at a new high.
A groundbreaking alternative to plastic, MarinaTex, has been created by university student Lucy Hughes and has received financial backing from James Dyson.
Small plastic particles are more prevalent in ocean 'slicks' where baby fish feed and grow - that means more plastic is getting into the ocean food chain.
Scientists say man-made climate change is affecting our biggest rainforest’s ability to protect the planet.
The Dutch capital is trying to catch and collect plastic waste near the source.
Governments from around the world are preparing for the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Kunming, China, which will focus on build...
Technology, legislation, corporate incentives to customers and changes to the supply chain can all help reduce the use of single-use plastic in MENA.
The five biggest emitters would contribute around 25% of this projected rise, the study says, with China accounting for 10cm by 2300, followed by the US with 7cm, the 28 member countries ...
From providing habitats to absorbing carbon, the world’s coral reefs play a critical role - but they’re increasingly under threat.
A recent report says efforts to cut plastic pollution must take into account cigarette butts.
The Ocean Cleanup Foundation is tackling the issue of plastic pollution in the world's oceans by collecting and cleaning waste from major rivers.