The burning of fossil fuels also harms us directly by contributing to a variety of diseases, many of them life-threatening.
New research suggests ocean plastic is being transported back onshore away from the water’s edge.
"What humans have been doing for decades now is what I call a ‘plastification’ of the landscape and oceans."
Public Eye, the investigative NGO based in Switzerland, calls paraquat the world's deadliest weedkiller.
At the highest risk of large-scale pesticide pollution are several mass producers of rice and other grains in Asia.
Vulnerable communities disproportionately bear the brunt of environmental degradation caused by plastics pollution.