Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste

The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.

The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.

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Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2018
A study compares verbal and math test scores to air quality measurements in China and finds a correlation.
Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis
Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis
Shekhar Chandra | Aug 28, 2018
The sources of pollution are not known yet because of incomplete data collection.
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
Shawna Williams | Aug 10, 2018
The resulting lost protein, PON1, breaks down organophosphates in land mammals.
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2018
Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.
Life Scientists Cut Down on Plastic WasteLife Scientists Cut Down on Plastic Waste
Life Scientists Cut Down on Plastic Waste
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 1, 2018
Across the US, laboratories are finding creative ways to minimize the amount of plastic they throw away.  
What's a Good Consumer To Do?
What's a Good Consumer To Do?
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2018
In a world beset by climate change, marine pollution, and dwindling natural resources, a member of the mushrooming human population pauses to consider his role.
Chair of Chemical Safety Board to Step Down
Chair of Chemical Safety Board to Step Down
Ashley Yeager | May 25, 2018
Vanessa Allen Sutherland will resign next month, leaving the agency with just three members of what should be a five-person board.
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
Catherine Offord | Apr 17, 2018
A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.
Organic Fertilizers Rife With Microplastics: Study
Organic Fertilizers Rife With Microplastics: Study
Shawna Williams | Apr 4, 2018
Converting biowaste to plant food is an overlooked source of tiny plastic pollutants, researchers say.