Environment

Hell on Earth

Those people who have a hard time believing in man-made environmental destruction need to go to hell. In this case, Picher, Oklahoma. Once a powerhouse of lead mining, the town now boasts the title of the most toxic place in America. Huge piles of cancer-causing mine waste surround the town, and although residents were warned(…)

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Hell on Earth

Those people who have a hard time believing in man-made environmental destruction need to go to hell. In this case, Picher, Oklahoma. Once a powerhouse of lead mining, the town now boasts the title of the most toxic place in America. Huge piles of cancer-causing mine waste surround the town, and although residents were warned(…)

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Better Wash Those Reusable Bags

We know reusable shopping bags are getting more popular, and if plastic bags are banned we’ll doubtless see more reusable bags in use (along with paper bags, but that’s another issue). The trick with reusable bags, however, is to keep them clean. Using the reusable bags for raw meat, poultry and fish may increase the(…)

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A Little Sewage for the Queen? Oh My!

How would half a billion tons of raw sewage affect a river? Well, ask around in Great Britain. Last Sunday London received a spot of rain, a little over an inch, and suddenly raw sewage erupted as overflow, dumping feces, condoms, industrial chemicals, and more into the Thames. We’re talking about nearly 500,000 tons of(…)

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China is Facing Massive Drought

China’s biggest river, the Yangtze, is drying up. In response, China is releasing water from the Three Gorges reservoir to ease its biggest drought in 50 years. The Yangtze delta is being devastated by the drought. The delta supports 400 million people and 40% of China’s economic activity. The scope of the environmental crisis is(…)

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