A record-size hole in the ozone layer has been detected over the North Pole, but it should disappear in a few weeks.
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Very little is known about how plastic moves under the ocean's surface. But that's where 99% of it ends up, and scientists are trying to model how it flows.
Scientists compared Lego bricks that washed up from the ocean with mint-condition bricks and found that the blocks can survive underwater for 100 to 1,300 years.
Whale experts who visited the scene described the amount of plastic in the animal's body as 'horrific.'
Researchers have discovered yet another new form of plastic pollution infesting Earth's oceans and beaches — and it's real crusty.
A 210-foot-long (64 meters) monster made from grease and used baby-wipes has clogged up a sewer in Sidmouth in southwestern England.
A hazardous, ozone-depleting compound is still being used in China, even though it is banned worldwide by the Montreal Protocol, a new study finds.
Hurricane Florence caused huge problems with pollution and runoff in rivers, which these stark NASA images reveal.