Banned and disused chemicals from an industrial past continue to poison wildlife in rivers throughout the United Kingdom.
Fish exposed to noise pollution experience stress, loss of hearing and various changes to their behaviors.
"We are in danger of being unprepared for the risks posed by sea level rise," says Dr. Tom Slater at University of Leeds.
The situation sounds bleak, but not all is lost yet if conservation efforts are stepped up.
When it comes to coral reefs, the news is rarely good. Yet now and again comes some good news.
In North America, two highly controversial industrial projects are coming to an end, igniting hope that the environment may see some relief.