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13 photos that show how humans have changed the world’s forests

Deforestation, pollution, climate change, and old fashioned human carelessness are wreaking havoc on the world's forests.
The average lifespan of a plastic bag is 12 minutes.

In some countries, people face jail time for using plastic bags. Here are all the places that have banned plastic bags and straws so far.

New York is the third US state to ban plastic bags. But the concept is already quite popular around the world.

19 types of pollution you might encounter every day that could hurt your health, from radioactive toxins to cancer-causing chemicals

Many of our activities pollute the land, air, and sea — often to the detriment of our health.
A rescue ship works to extinguish the fire on the stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea.

12 of the most devastating man-made ocean disasters in history, from Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon

Disasters like oil spills pollute the ocean and kill marine life. Since 1967, there have been more than 9,500 tanker oil spills around the globe.
In 2016, 4 billion pounds of plastic was used in US bottled water production.

12 facts that show why bottled water is one of the biggest scams of the century

Some Americans get their water for free from the tap. The rest pay for it — at the cost of $100 billion a year.
Maya Bay in Thailand is permanently closed.

Vintage photos show how much 10 famous beaches have changed

Did you know that Venice Beach used to be an oil field? These vintage photos show how much 10 famous beaches have changed over the past 100 years.
Maya Bay in Thailand is permanently closed.

Vintage photos show how much 10 famous beaches have changed

Did you know that Venice Beach used to be an oil field? These vintage photos show how much 10 famous beaches have changed over the past 100 years.
A traditional roast dinner.

Cooking a roast dinner can cause indoor pollution worse than India’s capital city, according to new research

Researchers found that everyday activities such as cooking and cleaning made a significant contribution to the air quality of your home.
A still from a video that shows black snow on the ground in Russia.

A Russian region dependent on coal power is so polluted that its snow turned black

Towns in Siberia's coal-producing Kemerovo region have been covered in black snow during February 2019.