Scientists are showing that we are sending tons of tiny plastic particles into our soils each year, potentially affecting crops and our health.
Conservationists, fishers, and fans of the iconic lake sturgeon have seen some success in their efforts to revive the population, including through hand-rearing and releasing the babies—and yes, spearing the big ones.
Stronger storms and harsher cold snaps could mean more dramatic ups and downs for lake levels in the future.
After finding the species in Lake Ontario last fall, scientists and authorities are trying to get ahead of a possible invasion before it’s too late.
Thanks to the Mississippi River’s trash stream, the Gulf has some of the highest concentrations of plastic in the world.
China doesn’t want our plastic waste anymore. Instead of searching for another buyer, maybe some soul-searching is in order.
By simply using less plastic, you can help keep marine life from eating and getting entangled in garbage.
NRDC’s Eric Goldstein gives the scoop on the latest environmental villain and explains why plastic straws really are a big menace to our oceans.
Try incorporating these small tweaks into your routine. You’ll throw out less trash, and help fight climate change at the same time.
Lizzie Carr is shining a light on what is floating through the world’s waterways, and breaking athletic records along the way.
Darby Hoover, NRDC’s waste expert, says this “single stream” type of recycling is mostly about customer convenience, but the costs may outweigh the benefits.
The company wants to increase its groundwater withdrawals to 400 gallons a minute—but the community’s citizen scientists say enough is enough.