Thawing permafrost driven by climate change could free decades-old radioactive material, antibiotic-resistant microbes and unknown viruses that have been frozen for millennia.
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An oil spill off the California coast has released around 126,000 gallons of oil that is washing up on beaches and protected wetlands.
A lab study suggests that brown trout can experience withdrawal from meth after exposure to the drug.
These bacteria usually eat natural polyesters, like those found in the outer coating of plant cells.
The increasing number of satellites and space debris orbiting Earth could prevent astronomers from making crucial discoveries.
A survey recently mapped a vast industrial dumping ground in the ocean basin between the Los Angeles coast and Catalina Island.
The chemicals that tore a hole in the ozone layer are set to make a comeback in the late 21st century, in a process accelerated by climate change.
Israel's Mediterranean coastline has been littered with tar as the result of an oil spill off the coast, putting marine life and those cleaning it up at risk.
A new report finds that microplastic debris is twice as abundant in the deep ocean as it is on the sea surface.
A record-size hole in the ozone layer has been detected over the North Pole, but it should disappear in a few weeks.
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.