In countries with effective systems for managing waste, consumer products that go down drains and runoff from roads are causing more pollution than larger plastics.
New aerial footage shows that the Larsen C ice shelf rift continues to expand, raising the odds of a calving event.
After decades of building cars for GM, Toyota and Volkswagen, Mexico now has the homegrown engineering talent and skilled labor to stand on its own.
The lentil-sized pellets, which are highly toxic to wildlife, have swarmed nearly three quarters of Britain's coastline, with more than 100,000 of them washing up on one messy stretch.
The MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change contest is offering a nine-figure grant for a plan to solve a major world problem.
The software giant is calling for a treaty to outline protections for civilians and companies from government-sponsored hacking.
Large-scale geoengineering interventions could cool the planet, yet the environmental costs are unclear.
A 2 percent loss of oxygen in the world's oceans could dramatically affect sea life, especially in areas already suffering from dead zones.
A massive chunk of ice just broke away from Pine Island Glacier. Scientists are calling it an aftershock.
Canadian glaciers account for a huge portion of Arctic ice. As the planet warms, meltwater is eating away at them at an astonishing rate.