A new ecosystem has been discovered in volcanic caves beneath hydrothermal vents at a well-studied undersea volcano at 2.500m depth.
Exactly a year ago, the European Commission announced it would rapidly ban thousands of the most notorious harmful chemicals still found in consumer products and contributing to growing human infertility, serious illnesses and environmental harms. So far, little has changed.
The Netherlands is dumping a million items of junk plastic clothing waste in Kenya every year that are too dirty or damaged to be reused, creating serious health and environmental problems for vulnerable communities.
Mussels remove microplastics as natural filter feeders that ingest the plastics with their regular food and pass them into their faeces.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is largely composed of plastic waste relating to the offshore fishing industry.