Pollution

Bacteria found around a Brazilian mine could improve copper harvesting.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Researchers found fewer tree seedlings on noisy plots in a pinyon-juniper woodland, likely because the sound drove away animals that disperse seeds.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The curved barriers would deflect air pollution away from pedestrians and provide a scaffold for plants to "green" a city.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
Milk proteins grown in the laboratory could be a more sustainable alternative to the cow’s udder, but the science behind it is still maturing.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
Pollution estimates in India highlight the need for some countries to more closely monitor the problem in nonurban areas.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
Researchers converted a plastic bag and bottle cap into a type of chemical used in pharmaceuticals, detergents, paints and other products.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The animals' bodies contained pollutants not found in dolphins before.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Researchers discover hot spot off the coast of Italy with up to 1.9 million pieces of plastic per square meter.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
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