Billions of contact lenses are washed into the U.S. water system each year, report finds.
"We don’t test the hull of a ship by ramming progressively larger icebergs until we find one that will break it."
City of Santa Barbara passes arguably strictest regulation for ban aiming to reduce waste.
Coral reefs around the world are coming under increasing environmental pressures.
"It has become clear that microplastics are dispersing all over the world—in the water column, sediment, and marine animal diets—even reaching as far south as the pristine environments of Antarctica."
About 70 percent of the world is covered by oceans.
Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute. Up to five trillion disposable plastic bags are used every year.
Seeing someone cut off a live shark's fins can make you rethink your dedication to eating swordfish.
If the Arctic permafrost melts, greenhouse gasses equivalent to burning all of the world's forests two-and-a-half times over could be released.
“I believe in building a better future for our children, which requires offering them a planet that is still habitable in 25 years,” Macron told Congress.
Scientists found the ice contained up to 12,000 microplastic particles per liter.
Earth Day 2018 is focused on a multi-year campaign to end plastic pollution.
Over 2 million tourists visit the island each year, bringing in around $1 billion in revenue.
Scientists do not know the true impact of consuming microplastics. However, there are concerns in some quarters that ingesting these particles may pose a risk to human health.