pollution

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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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 Cleaning Up its Act? Yeah, right.

The New York Times ran an article about China’s efforts to get its act together, environmentally speaking. Will it happen? Hardly. In terms of the environment, China leads the world in blatant and rampant destruction of the environment and it is not likely to stop. No country on earth is currently as destructive as China(…)

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Solving the mystery of the bizarre deformed frogs

The ecologist David Skelly has found that pollution is leading to limb deformities and the creation of “intersex” frogs.   For the last two decades, strange things have been happening to frogs. Some frog populations have high rates of limb deformities, while others have high incidences of what is known as “intersex” — traits associated(…)

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