Experts warn that if nothing is done, the ocean could contain more plastic than fish by 2050. For the UN, governments need to more to implement legislation, whilst individuals also have a roll to play.
We explore how the plastic crisis is affecting beautiful places such as Bali, Thailand and Vietnam and what you can do to save their shorelines.
The prefecture of the Paris region denied on Saturday that tap water in the French capital presents "any risk for public health" and called "fake news" social media rumours claiming the water is polluted with tritium, a nuclear element.
We explore the phenomenon of dyeing clothes with CO2.
How to transform your clothes washing habits to have less of an environmental impact.
Small but mighty, we discover how mussels are helping to clean the Baltic Sea.
Inhabitants of San Diego, Venezuela, woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Wednesday: after seven days of power outages, the supply was restored but their tap water was black and thick, like oil.
French authorities said an Italian cargo ship that sank in the Atlantic was transporting 45 containers of dangerous materials but that environmental damages would be limited.
Residents of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany went through a contamination scare on Thursday after tap water turned blue for a few hours.
Diet is the primary way in which people in Europe are exposed to mercury
Some 60% of European waters monitored failed to reach "good" ecological status.
At first glance, the small town of Etais-La-Sauvin, some 200 kms south of Paris, is your typical French village — except that soil pollution has deprived its inhabitants of drinkable running water for more than two years.
More than a dozen restaurants and cafes in Budapest have agreed to fill used bottles or flasks with water for free. It's in a bid to have a Plastic Free July.
"What we have here is plastic in the drinking water that human beings are consuming every day" - author of study, Dan Morrison, tells euronews.
Industrial pollution in India's Kasabi river has started to turn local dogs blue.
More than 400 people have been taken to hospital in Iran with respiratory problems after a chlorine gas leakage in Dezful city.
Harnessing bacteria that produce electricity and break down organic waste, a European research project is developing a new, environmentally friendly way to purify sewage water in small communities.
This edition of Futuris visited a factory in Belgium which specialises in dyeing fabrics.
Maintenance workers have arrived at the Ain al-Fija water spring. They will start work on repairing the damage caused by the fighting between rebels and government forces.
A railway bridge in southern Chile collapsed under the weight of a freight train that was passing over it.
Contaminated components can be found in the mud of the northern part of the artificial lake.
US Congress members have called for a state governor and a watchdog chief to resign for failing to prevent a contaminated drinking water scandal
Health officials in the US state of Ohio have warned its residents in the village of Sebring not to drink tap water because of high levels of lead
A water pollution scandal in the US has risen to the surface of this year’s presidential campaign. Lead-contaminated drinking water was piped to
In an increasingly drought-hit world recycling water is hugely important. A European research project is helping the cause
The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute