Glyphosate, the active ingredient in herbicides such as Roundup, harms freshwater plankton biodiversity important to freshwater ecosystems.
By the end of the century, climate change may lead to approximately 110,000 heat-related premature deaths across the United States per year.
The shutdown measures implemented by China in February 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19 caused a substantial drop in some types of air pollution (nitrogen dioxide), but not others (aerosols and cloud properties).
Personal stories about climate change affecting people and ecosystems can shift climate change beliefs and risk perceptions.
A study of 45 Italian waste management companies found improved environmental practices such as separate waste collection (separating recyclable from non-recyclable waste) do not hurt companies' financial returns.
Children who felt more connected to nature were more likely to perform sustainable behaviors such as reducing waste, helping someone in need, and treating all people equally, which in turn increased happiness.
18% of large marine species, such as sharks, whales, and sea turtles, are predicted to go extinct within the next century.