Seabirds eat plastic because they like the way it smells
November 10, 2016, 12:49 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Plastic pollution smells similar to rotting algae, which may explain why birds are drawn to plastic in the water.
France says au revoir to non-biodegradable plasticware
September 15, 2016, 12:03 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
By 2020, plastic plates and utensils must be made to break down in an industrial compost system.
Mysterious garbage tsunami repels Hong Kong beachgoers
July 7, 2016, 3:51 p.m. by Matt Hickman
While the exact source of the ghastly 'plastic tide' is unknown, officials believe it originated in mainland China.
Brewery's edible 6-pack rings protect marine animals
May 18, 2016, 3:11 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Why didn't someone think of this before?
In Virginia, a Stonehenge built from foam seeks a new home
May 3, 2016, 7:13 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The uncannily realistic replica is being displaced by a new state park.
How do you rescue a tangled porcupinefish? Very carefully.
March 25, 2016, 3:14 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Dodging sharp spines, a clever snorkeler uses a broken bottle to save a porcupinefish from a fishing net.
Bacteria that devours plastic discovered near Japanese recycling facility
March 11, 2016, 4:02 p.m. by Michael Graham Richard
300 million tons of plastics are made yearly, but we only recycle about 14%.