As UN warns of "ocean armageddon" of plastic pollution, we take a look at how long it takes for commonly used items to rot
Firefighters are battling to contain at least four wildfires marching across southern California, whipped up by fierce Santa Ana winds.
As the UN oceans chief warns we are facing a 'planetary crisis', researchers are trying to replace synthetics with biodegradable fungi.
Thousands of people have been evacuated as the Thomas Fire threatens Santa Paula and Ventura, destroying homes and vehicles in its path.
Beach-goers on the Fylde coast are warned not to let their dogs eat a bright-yellow substance that has contaminated the land.
Carbon-dioxide can be trapped away by these new plants that Breakthrough Prize winning biologist Joanne Chory has created in her lab.
The video, dubbed "Transient", was recorded with the help of a Phantom Flex 4K camera.
Producing and transporting food to households affects environment with 20-30% global greenhouse gas emissions.
Global warming is likely to cause a sharp spike in air turbulence in the future, causing flights to get bumpy and uncomfortable.
The countries involved have agreed that before fishing takes place, they will establish appropriate measures for conservation and management.
Signals of changes in Earth's gravitational field reach seismic monitoring stations minutes earlier and could make a big difference in saving lives.
The massive iceberg broke off from the Pine Island Glacier in September and was estimated to be the fifth largest calving event since 2000.
One of the most alarming images that was taken this year shows the Larcen C ice shelf breaking off and drifting to sea.
Although we think of man as having negative impacts on wildlife, several cats species use paths to rapidly move around the rainforest.
Supermarkets say scheme will increase production costs but will have longer-term benefits for environment.