It's always a challenge to find good news on the climate and environment beat. And we all desperately need a little more of the upbeat stuff right now.
Six years ago, a huge part of the Pacific Ocean near North America quickly warmed, reaching temperatures more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Nicknamed "the blob," it persisted for two years, with devastating impacts on marine life, including sea lions and salmon.
Citizens from the French town of Brignoles have accumulated 40 tons of hair in a warehouse, sent from salons far and wide. They plan to stuff nylon stockings with it in order to make floating tubes, which they will place near harbors to clean up ocean oil pollution.
As these tempests move over the ocean, they suppress cloud coverage and rainfall in their wakes, new research has revealed. Such changes, which might become more pronounced with climate change, could affect navigation and fishing, researchers have suggested.
More than 10 times as much plastic has been found in the Atlantic ocean than previously estimated to be there, showing the the world's plastic problem is likely to be much greater than realised.
Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic on Thursday morning, becoming the earliest J-named storm on record and marking the 10th named storm in a season that's already been brimming with activity.
Fish and other marine life may have to flee thousands of kilometers to escape damaging heatwaves, according to research published Wednesday, highlighting the scale of disruption caused by these increasing surges in ocean temperatures.
The company still cannot definitively say who will buy the 50 million gallons a day of drinking water it wants to produce on the Orange County coast.
Beaches in San Diego County and other parts of California are suffering the effects of the pandemic, as visitors have left behind a steady stream of trash, including disposable face masks, plastic takeout containers and other items, according to environmental groups that collect and track beach pollution.
Humans are wired to deal with immediate threats like that what's that moving in the bushes. However, for long-term threats like climate change, people suffer from cognitive biases that often make us discount the extent of the threat or turn us into bystanders as we wait for someone else to deal with the problem.
COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.
Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals
Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.