Iris van Herpen wants to save the planet

The haute couture designer, whose gowns have been worn by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, turns her hand to fabric made of plastic fished from the ocean.

Huge, global study of plastic toys finds over 100 substances that may harm children

The potential health risks of chemicals used in plastic toys have had scientists concerned for years, but new research reveals just how widespread the risk of harm to children remains.

Victoria to ban single-use plastics including straws, cutlery and cotton buds by 2023

A number of single-use plastics will be banned in Victoria within two years, the state government has announced, in a crackdown on pollution in the state.

Laguardia terminal nixes plastic straws

Terminal B at Laguardia Airport has swapped single-use plastic straws for biodegradable or reusable options.

Mississippi biomass facility fined for emitting three times more air pollution than permitted

Wood pellet manufacturing plants have underreported emissions at plants throughout the South, which are most often in Black and low-income communities.

Where does plastic pollution go when it enters the ocean?

Each bit of plastic takes a unique journey once it reaches the ocean. We're trying to spot the patterns.

Nigeria needs urgent action on food as population surges -- Osinbajo

Nigeria has to act fast to develop a sustainable food system as it faces a population growth that is "handsomely" ahead of its economic growth figures, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Tuesday.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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