Pollution

U.S. carbon emissions are on the rise

Data: Rhodium Group U.S. Climate Service analysis; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Plastic bag found in deepest part of the ocean

Among the pink snailfish and prawn-like crustaceans Victor Vescovo encountered as he broke the record for the world's deepest dive, he also saw something a bit more alarming: a plastic bag.

Driving the news: Vescovo dove nearly 7 miles into the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean, BBC reports.