Category Archives: Pollution

A Silent Killer: Air Pollution’s Unseen Global Toll (Video)

Explore the hidden world of air pollution, from its impact on health to its global reach. Discover the shocking consequences affecting ecosystems, economies, and human lives. Don’t miss this eye-opening journey into a pressing health crisis that demands our attention.

LA Times Blames White Drivers For Pollution For “People Of Color” & Lindsey Graham Cartel Bill! (Video)

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Something in the Air FULL SPECIAL | PBS America (Video)

Pollution is killing tens of thousands of people every day around the world and is a major killer everywhere, even places we think of as safe. It causes respiratory diseases, can change how our DNA functions, and may cause dementia. How unsafe is the pollution we can’t see? Explore this and other questions about the most precious resource we have–air.

A Week in one of World’s Largest Toxic Waste Dumps | The Insider: Reggie Yates | Free Documentary

Reggie heads to Ghana to live on one of the largest e-waste dumps in the world – Accra’s notorious Agbogbloshie. Working with a group of “burner boys”, grafting at the bottom of the ladder, Reggie discovers first-hand what life is like for the people who eek out a living on the site. Dumping e-waste is illegal and the chemicals in the soil in Agbogbloshie mean it has been described as “the most toxic place on earth”. But can we really be complicit in creating it?

Crystal Geyser bottled water maker admits dumping arsenic in Californian water

Local authorities who sampled local water quality found arsenic concentrations above hazardous waste limit

The California company that produces Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring bottled water pleaded guilty to illegally dumping water that contained arsenic. Parent company CG Roxane LLC and two contracted firms were previously charged in 2018 with failing to disclose information relating to the presence of arsenic in wastewater that was being transported from the bottling plant in Olancha, California.

A court case last week led to the firm agreeing to a $5 million fine for the transportation and storing of hazardous waste, federal prosecutors said.

According to authorities, the waste was created by the filtration of arsenic from Sierra Nevada spring water at CG Roxane LLC’S facility in Owens Valley.

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The Environmental Disaster that is Fuelled by Used Clothes and Fast Fashion | Foreign Correspondent (Video)

The dark side of the world’s fashion addiction. Many of our old clothes, donated to charities, end up in rotting textile mountains in West Africa. This is a story about how our waste is creating an environmental disaster.

China Dumping SEWAGE Near Philippines (Video)

China is literally dumping on the Philippines ‘ territorial claims, and it’s created a stink. Not just a figurative one, but literally. China has dumped so much sewage into the ocean that it can be seen from space!

Shocking report reveals that 95% of plastic polluting the world’s oceans comes from just TEN rivers including the Ganges and Niger (Video)

Scientists analysed data on plastic from 79 sampling sites along 57 rivers. Their results showed that 10 rivers account for the majority of plastic. Eight of these are in Asia, including the Yangtze and Indus rivers. Targeting these rivers could halve the amount of plastic waste, experts predict.

Up to 95 per cent of plastic polluting the world’s oceans pours in from just ten rivers, according to new research.

The top 10 rivers – eight of which are in Asia – accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste.

About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources – such as the Yangtze and the Ganges – could almost halve it, scientists claim.

Massive amounts of plastic bits that imperil aquatic life are washing into the oceans and even the most pristine waters.

But how it all gets there from inland cities has not been fully understood.

Now a study shows the top 10 rivers – eight of which are in Asia – accounted for 88 to 95 per cent of the total global load because of the mismanagement of waste.

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New Delhi’s ‘gas chamber’ smog is so bad that United Airlines has stopped flying there

More than 6,000 schools in India close after air quality reaches levels 10 times worse than reigning pollution champion Beijing.

Citing toxic smog that one official said has turned India’s capital city into a “gas chamber,” United Airlines has cancelled flights to New Delhi until the air gets better.

At least in United’s eyes, the Indian capital’s smog concerns are on par with environmental disasters such as hurricanes and volcanoes — a risk to be avoided. The company said it was letting passengers switch flights without charge or helping them find seats on other carriers.

It was unclear if other airlines would follow suit. Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Etihad Airways all compete for business to New Delhi, according to CNN Money.

An advisory on United’s website said travel to New Delhi was suspended through at least Tuesday.

“United has temporarily suspended our Newark-Delhi flights due to poor air quality concerns in Delhi and currently has waiver policies in place for customers who are travelling to, from or through Delhi,” the company said in an email.

“We are monitoring advisories as the region remains under a public health emergency, and are co-ordinating with respective government agencies.”

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Banned Pesticides Showing Up in California Water

The chemicals have turned thousands of acres of forest into waste dumps so toxic that law enforcement officers have been hospitalized after inadvertently touching plants and equipment, and scores of animals have died.

Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California’s forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show.

The presence of potentially deadly pollutants in eight Northern and Central California watersheds is the latest sign of damage to the environment from thousands of illegal cannabis plantations, many of them run by drug cartels serving customers in other states, according to law enforcement.

“I don’t drink out of the creeks – and I used to,” said Sergeant Nathaniel Trujillo, a narcotics expert with the sheriff’s department of Trinity County, about 200 miles north of San Francisco. “I grew up drinking out of them.”

California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming. There are as many as 50,000 marijuana farms in California according to state estimates, and even though voters legalized the drug last November, only about 16,000 growers are expected to seek licenses when commercial cultivation becomes legal next year.

Many of the illegal growers use fertilizers and pesticides long restricted or banned in the United States, including carbofuran and zinc phosphide.

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