Plastic pollution can be removed from lakes by naturally-occurring bacteria, new research reveals.
Scientists have found an eco-friendly way of producing a chemical widely used in plastics, dyes, and paracetamol (acetaminophen) that avoids using fossil fuels.
The famous 1,000-pound great white shark has recently pinged off the Canadian coast, at its most northerly location this year so far.
A seal has been caught on film using a man-made mussel farm to hide from a pursuing orca pod off the Scottish coast.
According to the clip, the woman used 10 rolls of plastic wrapping to create the structure and viewers were not impressed.
"These are opportunities to learn what we can do to better protect whales, we don't have many opportunities to see and learn about orcas off the Oregon coast."
Shocking footage from company shows a Guatemalan beach completely engulfed in plastic waste.
The ban, which will follow a 10-year phase-out period, aims to tackle part of the U.S.' huge plastic waste problem.
The wrappings had 388 individual "substances of concern," including 352 known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction, which are dubbed CMRs.
Long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte collected samples that contained a wealth of marine life, including blue sea dragons and violet snails.
The 16-foot cuvier's beaked whale was found washed up on Kremasti beach in Rhodes, Greece, where it died a painful death.
The tiny plastic particles have been found everywhere from the highest peaks to the bottom of the ocean—and we still don't know their health implications.
Animals underwent "surgery to remove items ranging from pacifiers to water bottles that could have proven fatal without veterinary intervention."
"She is loving all the attention," said Nellie's owner on TikTok.
Forest officials found the feline severally dehydrated and famished after becoming completely stuck in the jar.
Experts found it odd that the plastic picked up by Ocean Cleanup is so clean and free of ocean organisms
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the batch of Butterball ground turkey was recalled following reports of embedded blue plastic in the product.
The team of researchers believe infants ingest microplastics through various plastic products such as dolls, sippy cups, bottles, and chew toys.
The poll also found that 47 percent of Americans would choose to buy recyclable products if given that option.
In the open ocean baby turtles will eat anything they come across, including plastic fibers, affecting their health and survival.
In her defence, the woman claimed she thought she'd also ordered a burger to go along with the single, very small, packet of sauce.
Inventors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign receive a $1.2 million prize for the sustainable food process.
"The results from our research have major implications for the field of plastic sustainability and demonstrate the power of synthetic biology to address real-world challenges," said the study's first author Joanna Sadler.
The "hack" suggests that people use plastic wrap to avoid washing dishes, but was met with a largely negative response on the platform.