Scientists found plastic deep inside the coral and worried the substance could hurt the creature's ability to digest normal food.
About half of India's population lives in areas with dirty air that will reduce life expectancy. Continue reading →
Humans are throwing enough plastic into the world's oceans to cover Manhattan in coffee stirrers and plastic bags, 34 times over.
Ecuador declared a state of emergency at the Galapagos Islands, a week after the stranding of a cargo ship loaded with supplies that included hazardous materials.
Up to 10 million gallons of crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has settled at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
About 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay area have died from hypothermia after being covered in a mysterious goo.
Driven by demand from Asian consumers, rising prices, and made possible by new technologies -- gold mining is threatening some of the most diverse tropical forests in South America.
Air pollution in Beijing dropped about 4 percent last year, though levels of dangerous particulate matter remained more than three times the recommended limit.
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