Scientists in Switzerland are concerned about microplastic pollution in the river Rhine. The tiny bits of plastic can end up in our stomachs via fish. Researchers are working on solutions.
Plastic is useful - for packaging, tires, clothing, and much else. But 2 percent of plastics produced end up in the ocean. It enters the food chain - even reaching us. A new analysis highlights the scale of the problem.
Would you like a side of plastic with your fish dish? Well, you might get it whether you like it or not. Ocean plastic pollution is pervasive. Scientists are trying to figure out the impact on human health.
Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet and give us food, energy and other resources. But worldwide, this fantastic underwater world is in danger. Is there still time to prevent the worst?
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
Built by a giant as a bridge from Ireland to Scotland, according to Irish legend, the dramatic basalt pillars of the Giant's Causeway have inspired the imagination for thousands of years. How did they really form?
Urban farming has been around for as long as there's been cities, but it's recently been enjoying a global revival. From Berlin to Bangkok, city dwellers are planting on roofs and walls to turn cities from gray to green.
Blades of ice rising from the ground up to several meters high: penitentes are a common sight in the Andes. How are these peculiar ice spires, named after their resemblance to religious orders doing penance, formed?
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It's a girl! Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland have welcomed a female Malayan tapir calf. The endangered animals' habitat is being threatened by palm oil plantations and hunters.
For a long time, being a vegan was considered unusual and difficult to pull off. That's no longer true, especially in Berlin. The city is a haven for those who have sworn off animal products.
President Daniel Ortega has announced Nicaragua will sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving Donald Trump and Syria's Bashar Assad heads of the only two countries not taking part in the global accord.
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