For the first time ever, researchers have "housebroken" cows

Controlling where cow waste ends up could lead to cleaner air and water and decreased greenhouse gas emissions

Infants are being exposed to PFAS chemicals in breast milk

A new study finds that currently used PFAS — thought to be less dangerous than "legacy" versions — are becoming increasingly common in our bodies

Air quality monitors mounted on public transit see pollution other sensors miss

Researchers in Salt Lake City are using light rail trains to measure the city's air pollution

Ozone in the air is bad for birds

Regulations addressing air pollution have prevented the deaths of 1.5 billion birds over the past 40 years

PFAS chemicals reach remote oceans and accumulate in whales, dolphins, and other ocean life

Scientists studying the 'forever chemicals' say this trend is concerning

California's wildfires are poisoning drinking water supplies

Pipes absorb a litany of chemicals from fires and firefighting, which leach into the water

A version of this article originally appeared on Undark

Industrial chemical polluters are almost unregulated in the US. We can do more

The existing regulatory framework puts too much burden on the Environmental Protection Agency — and too little on manufacturers

A version of this article originally appeared on Truthout

The EPA is unleashing the pollution that makes people vulnerable to COVID-19

Breathing in pollution directly worsens coronavirus outcomes. Regulations keep getting loosened

LEGO bricks can take hundreds of years to degrade

Just because they're not single-use doesn't mean that they're great for the environment

Oil spills melt the superpowers of the double-crested cormorant

Birds have to work harder to stay warm after being repeatedly exposed to spilled oil, study finds

Sanguine glimpses of positive environmental change on pandemic-Twitter

Homebound humans allow Mother Nature to stretch her legs, but that doesn't mean our current situation is a good thing

Artificial lights are disrupting firefly mating, putting them on the road to extinction

Light pollution impacts mating success and courtship behavior in fireflies, says recent study

Algae are eating microplastics. From there, they can climb up the food chain to us

Freshwater microbes can absorb components of microplastics before getting eaten by other creatures

Lead poisoning hits low-income children harder than their affluent neighbors

Children living in poverty suffer greater cognitive and physical effects from lead exposure than children from richer families, even if they live in the same area