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Tiny pellets called ‘nurdles’ are leeching into the ocean. A new Shell plant could produce 80 trillion of them a year.
Nurdles from a new Shell plant outside Pittsburgh can be used to make virgin-plastic items like phone cases or food packaging.
35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated
Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing US cities before regulations limited the damage.
Littered cigarette butts are the most widespread man-made pollutant and they harm plant growth, according to study
The study adds to concerns about discarded cigarette remnants as an under-acknowledged, but widespread, pollutant.
Air quality is plateauing in the US. INSIDER analyzed EPA data to find the cities with the worst air quality so far in 2019.
The algae epidemic suffocating the Caribbean has hit a scary milestone — the world’s largest seaweed bloom now stretches from Africa to Me...
NASA satellites have identified the world's largest seaweed bloom. A leading algae researcher says this is probably the new normal.
In the years after the US Environmental Protection Agency was founded, the agency dispatched photographers to document pollution and contamination.
You might be eating and drinking microplastics that weigh as much as a credit card every week: Study
Shellfish, beer and salt recorded the highest levels of plastic content, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
14 Orang Asli have died after an outbreak, and experts are blaming environmental destruction for their declining health
Due to logging and pollution, many of the Bateq people are malnourished, or "skin and bones", one expert said.
The ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico may grow to the size of Massachusetts this summer. That could make seafood more expensive.
The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" is an area of oxygen-starved water off the coast. Its size fluctuates depending on how much run-off enters the ocean.
More plastic pollution is swirling in the deep ocean than in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s even showing up in the intestines of sea crea...
An exploration of the sea floor in Monterey Bay revealed that the highest amount of microplastics accumulates 2,000 feet below the surface.