Discarded face masks are frequently being found lying on beaches in Brazil, local marine conservationists have said.
"Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. This year we are compelled to do so," the editors wrote.
Wildfire smoke from the west coast has reached as far east as the Great Lakes region.
The chemical perchlorate, found in explosives, matches and rocket fuel, is believed to cause birth defects.
The air quality in the Bay Area is expected to be at a moderate level from Thursday.
The administration announced a leasing program on Monday that will open up more than 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration.
Those needing to relieve themselves by the side of the road will now be able to find trowels near 90 lay-bys.
Health sciences professor Tim Takaro has been sitting in a tree near Vancouver for six days, hoping to thwart construction on the 715-mile oil pipeline.
"It's reasonable to assume past glaciations were induced by geologically quick changes to solar radiation," said researcher Constantin Arnscheidt.
The cumulative amount of plastic in the ocean by 2040 could reach 600 million tons, according to a report.
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Invasive species spread around the globe with the help of human activities, such as global trade and transportation.
"[Biden] wants to reenter the unfair one-sided Paris Climate Accord, which will destroy us at the expense of many other nations who benefit," President Donald Trump said Tuesday.
The former vice president said on a fundraising call that the climate crisis was the "most sweeping crisis of all."
It's more important than ever to ensure women the world over have the freedom and the means to make their own decisions about child-bearing.
On June 20, the Arctic town of Verkhoyansk recorded a temperature of 100.4 F.
The first daughter and adviser to the president has a new cause—our nation's forests.
Nornickel is already being investigated for a 20,000-metric ton oil spill last month that activists say has destroyed sea life near Norilsk.
Tiny plastic fragments have been documented in virtually every ecosystem on Earth.
The scientific community is overwhelmingly opposed to the proposal.
"This research opportunity was brought about by the most tragic circumstances, but it is one we feel we cannot afford to miss," the authors of an article in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution wrote.
Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that can lead to neurological damage.
Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steven Breyer sided with the court's conservative justices Monday in a decision clearing the way for a permit to be issued for a natural gas pipeline passing under the Appalachian Trail.
"Reducing poverty does not have to create unavoidable environmental costs," said researcher Paul Ferraro.
Some studies suggest that poor air quality could play a role in the severity of coronavirus.
Microplastic pollution is ubiquitous, but the processes that distribute the particles between marine, terrestrial and atmospheric environments around the planet remain poorly understood.
Mangrove forests provide vital ecosystem services to humans, plants and animals across the globe.
There are fears for the environmental consequences of the 20,000-tonne diesel oil spill at a power plant near Norilsk, in the Krasnoyarsk region.