University of Rhode Island researchers Andrew Davies and Coleen Suckling say that when a major hurricane churns up storm surges and heavy, drenching rains, the storm washes trash from the land into our rivers and coasts.
A new study by researchers from AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research, Trinity, and University College Dublin shows that tap water creates a natural protective shield against harmful microplastics.
Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, many states have passed legislation requiring public schools to assess and treat lead in their drinking water.
A new study from the University of Southampton has demonstrated a new method to safely clean and reuse facemask respirators with advanced low-temperature plasma technology.
Once plastic products are used and discarded, they can linger in oceans, collecting in large “garbage patches” and harming sea life.
Because of their useful surfactant properties, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been massively produced for non-stick coatings.
Chemicals employed to “greaseproof” a multitude of items from food packaging to carpets have accumulated in the environment for numerous years and pollute ecosystems worldwide, and a new study is seeking a better understanding and awareness of the dangers posed by these chemicals.
International research led by Luke Grant, Inne Vanderkelen and Prof Wim Thiery of the VUB research group BCLIMATE shows that global changes in lake temperature and ice cover are not due to natural climate variability and can only be explained by massive greenhouse gas emissions since the Industrial Revolution.
Researchers from the energy science and policy research institute, Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy have shown that dumping of more than 16 billion barrels of oil and gas wastewater into unlined pits over a five-decade period has added carcinogens, salts, and other toxins into regional aquifers.
According to a new study by scientist Puneet Dwivedi from the University of Georgia, swapping petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel originating from a type of mustard plant can decrease carbon emissions by nearly 68%.