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New research finds plastic particles in Arctic snow, in amounts that surprise scientists.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

The fate of battleship remains may rest in the hands of countries that don't own the ships.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

What goes down our drains could harm the environment.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

So-called plastic crystals could open new avenues in the quest to make refrigerators with only solid components.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Researchers saw spikes in hospital visits, inhaler refills and violent crime in areas inundated by wildfire smoke.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Picture of desalination plant in Dubai

Desalination's leftovers may negatively affect oceans and ecosystems.

James Gaines, Contributor

Image shows shadowy figures and barrels of radioactive waste.

For 75 years, scientists have been trying to devise a way to make a vast supply of radioactive and chemically dangerous waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation safe.

Valerie Brown, Contributor

Is pollution killing a flower’s scent?

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

New theoretical models help urban planners understand how residents think about clean air.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

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