Like thousands of others, Megha Mathur moved to the Indian city of Gurgaon for a coveted job in tech. She soon realized she wouldn't be able to live there very long. The pollution was so bad she had to check an air quality app on her phone several times a day to see whether it was safe to go outside without a mask.
UK supermarkets are producing more plastic waste despite promises to cut down, new research suggests, as sales of 'bags for life' soar to 1.5 billion.
Our plastic addiction is spiraling out of control, but one company thinks it has a solution from a material found in nature.
Cars may be doing more damage to our environment than we realized.
They're in our oceans, soil, air, snow -- and even in your cup of tea.
Compostable alternatives to plastic could worsen marine pollution and have other serious environmental impacts, a report from a committee of UK MPs has warned.
Eight years after Japan's worst nuclear disaster, the government is not sure what to do with the contaminated water that remains -- but its environment minister says dumping it into the ocean might be the only choice.
As summer temperatures finally begin to cool, weary New Yorkers flock to city parks and find themselves drawn, irresistibly, to the many tranquil ponds and pools of water. Beautiful, certainly, but in some cases deadly.
They may be in our oceans, rivers and ice but there's little evidence to suggest that microplastics in the water we drink pose a risk to our health.
Bryce Thomas' toy prehistoric reptiles nosedived into the cold, soapy tap water in the kitchen sink, scooping up schools of imaginary fish, when his mother started weeping in the living room.
An orphaned baby dugong that attained celebrity status in Thailand has died with plastic waste lining its stomach, prompting a surge of mourning on the internet.
It's raining plastic -- that's what a survey of rainfall in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, concluded recently.
Residents and officials in Newark, New Jersey, are trying to determine exactly when lead began leaching into the water supply.
Officials in New Jersey's largest city began offering bottled water Monday to residents who may have been drinking tap water contaminated with lead for months or possibly years.
Dog owners in the Southeast are spreading the word about the dangers of contaminated water following the deaths of their beloved pets.
Trash bags still cover the water fountains at First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to keep thirsty congregants from drinking from them.
Before you head to the beach this summer, you might want to double-check the water conditions.
Cambodia has become the latest Asian country to reject shipments of waste sent to its shores by Western companies for processing.
Six beaches around Saint-Brieuc in the French region of Brittany have been closed to the public due to unmanageable quantities of sea lettuce, which local campaign groups say may be linked to two recent deaths in the area.
A recent escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for more than 3 million people, including 500,000 children, UNICEF warned on Wednesday, calling for "an immediate end to the indiscriminate shelling of vital civilian infrastructure."
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder began an appointment at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government on Monday, drawing ire of many who fault him for the lead water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Pepsi's plan to reduce plastic waste includes ditching plastic bottles for cans. Even for still water.
Oriola Oluwaseyi, 32, makes her way through the busy streets of Ajegunle, a low-income community in Nigeria's commercial center, Lagos.
Nearly four years since the city of Flint declared a state of emergency over the state of its water -- and three years after the first criminal charges were filed against government officials -- prosecutors on Thursday dismissed all pending criminal cases, pledging to start the investigation from scratch.