“Dear Future Generations: Sorry.”
“Dear Future Generations: Sorry.”
Concerns have already been raised over the water quality in the waterways being used for the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
Human waste left by the more than 700 people who climb Mount Everest annually is starting to cause pollution and sanitation issues, officials said.
L’Amérique, terre de contrastes. Et de fusils en vente au supermarché.
Pollution in the capital is so bad, Oxford Street hit its annual nitrogen dioxide emissions limit this year by 4 January. Campaigners are calling on the mayor to do more to combat the problem.
Air pollution was recorded at “hazardous” levels in the Chinese capital.
There are “at least 5.25 trillion plastic particles” in the world’s oceans, a new study found.
The State Attorney General filed a lawsuit against a property owner in Cortland County for desecrating a cemetery. “I went up to my wife’s grave and it looked like a ten foot waterfall and we don’t have waterfalls here.”
Our get-it-now economy depends on enormous, futuristic warehouses — but the people who live in their shadows face lung-stunting pollution and, in some cases, political corruption.
You can click to order almost anything — but not without a human and environmental cost. This narrated slideshow takes you to the humungous, futuristic warehouses that handle our stuff, and to the people who live with the pollution they generate. Part of a BuzzFeed News investigation.
Pollution is one of the biggest problems facing China. From city-covering domes to ‘clean air’ bikes, numerous madcap solutions have been considered.
Photographer Souvid Datta’s series China: The Human Price of Pollution exposes the life-threatening consequences of China’s rapid growth.
Planning a trip to a California beach this summer? Why not take a swim in raw sewage instead.
A decision by the Egyptian government to begin importing coal has rattled environmentalists, who say it could spell disaster.
Smog-like conditions in London and across the UK are being caused by a mixture of local and continental pollution, as well as dust from the Sahara.
People with heart and lung disease have been urged to avoid strenuous physical activity.
“Wuhan’s smog lacks Shanghai’s layered complexity, and Beijing’s old-ash brothiness.” Gallows humor in a record-breaking smog that’s canceling flights and schools around China.
Coal fumes in the 1940s blotted out the sun. Gas lamps sometimes had to be lit during the day.
When baby Prince George was baptized last week, the Archbishop of Canterbury took special pains to fly in water from the Jordan River. Little did he know he was flying in polluted waters.
Seventy percent of China’s power comes from coal. That has consequences.
The soaring pollution levels in China have draped the country in a permanent haze.
Seven shots, including the winning photo, from the Children’s Eyes on Earth photography contest.
Fake fish could tell us when we’re polluting faster than we’d ever detect ourselves. And look SUPER creepy while doing so.
A river so polluted in China that it’s turned a Kool Aid shade of red. The End Times are nigh, and they are apparently Chinese.
Mother Nature is turning trash into treasure. For almost twenty years, residents of Fort Bragg, CA used the ocean as a receptacle for household garbage. The practice was shut down in the sixties and ever since then the surf has been beating the glass shards into beautiful submission.
Beach trash repackaged as food, like this cellophane-wrapped bundle of used condoms, shows fish shoppers the happy homes their sockeyes and snappers came from. View Image ›