Wasted Mussels

Radium from oil wastewater contaminates rivers and freshwater mussels, highlighting the need for stricter environmental controls.

Plastic Flesh

Microplastics have been found to carry toxins that can penetrate our skin and enter our bloodstream, a concerning route of exposure impacting health.

Shadows in the Glass

Drinking water has been shown to contain hidden, persistent chemicals called 2,6-DHNPs, posing severe health risks even at low levels.

Nuclear Transmutations

Scientists have developed a new technique to make nuclear waste safer by transforming it into stable elements, inspired by neutron star observations, promising advancements in clean energy and waste management.

Changing Matter

The composition of tiny airborne particles, called particulate matter, causes various changes in lung cells, impacting both their behaviour at a molecular level and their appearance.

Sulphuric Shadows

Particulate matter pollution from coal power plants, has resulted in approximately 460,000 deaths in the United States over the past two decades.

The Bee’s Vapid Poison

Bees cannot detect common lethal pesticides in nectar, risking inadvertent consumption and population decline.

Soiled Stowaways

Overseas shipping containers may introduce harmful organisms to local environments, potentially causing huge risks to biosecurity protection.

After the Flames

Smoke infiltration indoors after a wildfire carries volatile chemicals that present health challenges. Cleaning proves more effective than ventilation or air purifiers in reducing indoor smoke pollutants.

Death’s Dirty Hands

Fine particle air pollution poses a far greater cardiovascular death risk for Black Americans than White, despite recent reductions.