Hermit crabs are dying by the millions after swapping their shells for plastic
December 14, 2019, 8:21 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Researchers counted nearly 600,000 dead hermit crabs on one island chain alone.
Reusable plastic bags are worse than the single-use bags they were meant to replace
December 3, 2019, 11:29 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Whatever your intent, the statistics show you're probably only using those reusable bags once.
Radical coffee cup design takes aim at plastic lids
November 26, 2019, 2:01 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
The paper Unocup ditches plastic in a bid to reduce waste and improve ergonomics.
Young designer creates plastic alternative from fish waste and algae
November 21, 2019, 2:13 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Winner of international James Dyson Awards invents marine bioplastic.
This coyote almost died because humans can't pick up after themselves
November 14, 2019, 3:52 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
A community rallied to find a coyote trapped in plastic in the middle of a snowstorm.
Those hotel mini soaps and shampoo bottles will soon be history
October 11, 2019, 8:47 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
California joins some hotel chains in banning them.
How dangerous are chemicals in plastic consumer products?
September 19, 2019, 2:36 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Even things like plastic yogurt cups can contain toxins.
The biggest source of microplastics in fresh water is laundry lint
September 18, 2019, 12:28 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
It goes from your washer to the wastewater treatment plant — and then your drinking glass.
A new material made from spider silk and trees could replace plastic
September 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Paper, plastic or spider web?
He traveled from California to Hawaii on a paddleboard — and he didn't like what he saw
August 30, 2019, 11:49 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Spanish adventurer saw discarded plastic during the entire 2,951-mile trip.
20 minutes in nature a day is your ticket to feeling better
What are dog whiskers for?
Astonished divers come across a massive jellyfish off the coast of England
Rare encounter with piglet squid leaves deep sea explorers at a loss for scientific words
Firefighters save grove of trees in Australia that predate the dinosaurs
10 surprising facts about Neanderthals