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22 Heart Breaking Photos of Pollution That Will Inspire You To Recycle


City pollution

A dangerous wildfire rages in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as more than 80,000 have evacuated since Tuesday. Warm, dry weather and windy conditions have forced the fire into the town, burning hundreds of homes and more than 6,000 acres of land. 📸: @blondies.travels

Earlier today, @nytimes photographer Tyler Hicks offered a glimpse inside the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Fort McMurray, the Canadian city that has been ravaged by wildfire. Officials estimated today that about 245,000 acres had been burned, 10 times yesterday’s total estimate. The entire population of #FortMcMurray, the center of Canada’s oil sands region, was ordered to leave earlier this week. Most of the city’s 90,000 residents escaped south, but 25,000 people headed north to take refuge in work camps used to house workers at oil sands projects. The camps, too, were cut off when the flames closed the highway, and many evacuees have since been airlifted out. Meanwhile, the fire continues to spread. #FortMac

Fracking Linked to Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Yale Study Finds

Yet another study has determined that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, might be a major public health threat. In one of the most exhaustive reviews …

Water Pollution In China

Economic prosperity often brings with it enviromental destruction. It certainly seems to do so in China.

Tell us about your experiences of pollution in China

The latest figures show sales of air purifiers and face masks have boomed in China as citizens attempt to protect themselves from the smog that plagues many of the country’s cities.<p>Total sales of air purifiers hit 3.5bn RMB (£293m) in 2013, according to Daxue Consulting who have carried out market …

London Air Pollution Will Be High On Wednesday

Here's an advance warning: air pollution in London is going to be pretty grim on Wednesday.<p>Not that air quality's been peachy so far this week, what …