The first river polluted by humanity may have been discovered in Jordan, contaminated by copper about 7,000 years ago, a new study finds.
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The federal government is designating 48 electric vehicle charging corridors along major U.S. highways.
Bionic plants that can detect explosives in real time could be the future of environmental monitoring and urban farming, researchers said in a new study.
A gorgeous visualization reveals the world's wind and weather patterns by drawing on data from supercomputers around the world.
Living close to a site used for hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, may increase a person's risk of developing asthma, a new study finds.
NASA satellites have captured a stunning image of a massive algal bloom that has overtaken Lake Okeechobee in Florida for more than two months.
Higher levels of air pollution may be linked with worse mental health in children, a new study suggests.
A new gadget can help people identify pollutants — some smaller than the width of a hair — in their homes.
Just days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clouded the future of a new United Nations climate pact, the passing of one of its justices has boosted the pact's chances of succeeding.
China's frequently choking haze is providing an unexpected benefit to racing pigeons in one of the country's most polluted regions, helping the birds to navigate home faster.
Attention, sea-loving explorers: There's a $7 million reason to get serious about your passion for ocean research right now.
Northeastern China is covered in hazy pollution clouds, according to satellite images taken by NASA, which have created health hazards for many Chinese citizens.
Getting diesel cars to operate with high fuel efficiency, power and clean emissions is a challenging problem, which may be why Volkswagen cheated the system.
Idle electronics, the energy vampires in nearly every U.S. home, aren't going away — but you can take steps to pull the plug, and save some money.