Pollution estimates in India highlight the need for some countries to more closely monitor the problem in nonurban areas.
Researchers converted a plastic bag and bottle cap into a type of chemical used in pharmaceuticals, detergents, paints and other products.
The animals' bodies contained pollutants not found in dolphins before.
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up
Researchers discover hot spot off the coast of Italy with up to 1.9 million pieces of plastic per square meter.
New research finds plastic particles in Arctic snow, in amounts that surprise scientists.
The fate of battleship remains may rest in the hands of countries that don't own the ships.
What goes down our drains could harm the environment.
So-called plastic crystals could open new avenues in the quest to make refrigerators with only solid components.
Researchers saw spikes in hospital visits, inhaler refills and violent crime in areas inundated by wildfire smoke.