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Coal mining’s long legacy of water pollution in West Virginia: As tap-water restrictions continue for 300,000 residents, activists say there's nothing new about chemical-laden water

Coal mining’s long legacy of water pollution in West Virginia

Coal mining’s long legacy of water pollution in West Virginia: As tap-water restrictions continue for residents, activists say there's nothing new about chemical-laden water

The Ganges River: Every 60 seconds, 1.1 million liters of raw sewage find their way into the 1,560-mile Ganges River, a waterway considered holy by Hindus. The river plays a significant part in the lives of locals: As children frolic in the muck, another 400 million adults earn income through the river—from clothes washers to funeral home workers who dispose human ashes in it. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) Learn more about sanitation in India.

An Indian youth searches through mud for coins and other items of value in the polluted banks of the River Ganges at Sangam in Allahabad during World Earth Day.

Feb 14, 2013. Marine pollution incidents kill thousands of seabirds – killed or rendered helpless by a mystery substance from a pollution event off the south coast of England, Ireland and North Seas. It's still legal with conditions to discharge hazardous noxious chemicals, such as PIB, directly into the sea when washing out cargo tanks. As a result, birds found washing up along the shore, covered in this horrible substance they were literally stuck to the beach – still alive but unable to…

Marine pollution incidents kill thousands of seabirds – and it could be legal!

"Plastic SEAS is a film exploring the connection between #plastic pollution, the seas, and human health. We hope through this film others may begin to change their habits for a healthier and more #sustainable future. As population booms, environments degrade, and pollution runs rampant, the human species must come to terms with their impact upon this #Earth."

As population booms environments degrade, and pollution runs rampant. The human species must come to terms with their impact upon this Earth. Plastic SEAS is a film…

Ganges River Pollution - body floats past bather in Ganges River at Varanasi - a common occurrence along with billions of liters of sewage pumped into the Ganges daily as well as bodies of unwanted babies and dead cattle thrown in. Funeral pyres often are made without enough wood to completely burn the body so the partially burnt body becomes pollution. Along with bacteria there is super-drug-resistant bacteria in the Ganges that can make bathers terminally ill.

The Ganges River Pollution: The Ganges river is the most polluted river in the world, carrying thousands of tonnes of rubbish, toxins, bodies and every possible form of human waste down it to the sea.

Brazil Water - AP A eight-month investigation found that viral levels from human waste in Brazilian waters where Olympic events will take place are roughly equivalent to that seen in raw sewage, posing health risks for athletes and visitors alike. The AP commissioned Brazilian virologist Fernando Spilki, coordinator of the environmental quality program at Brazil’s Feevale University.

A multimedia feature about water pollution in Rio de Janeiro, the site of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

These Shocking Images Will Show You The Effects of Pollution and Overpopulation. Terrifying

These Shocking Images Will Show You The Effects of Pollution and Overpopulation. Terrifying

Smokestacks and Garbage - Brick kilns dot a dystopian landscape of trash in Bangladesh.

Brazil Water - AP A eight-month investigation found that viral levels from human waste in Brazilian waters where Olympic events will take place are roughly equivalent to that seen in raw sewage, posing health risks for athletes and visitors alike. The AP commissioned Brazilian virologist Fernando Spilki, coordinator of the environmental quality program at Brazil’s Feevale University.

Olympic athletes competing in Rio’s polluted waters are fearful that performing on the biggest stage of their careers will affect their health.

Anadarko's Safety Record Casts Concern On Drilling Project Not a Steward for Pristine Forest: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Cited for 246 Violations from 2009-2013; Water Pollution Record Ranks 7th Worst Among 600 Operators in Pennsylvania  http://tgeink.com/content/anadarkos-safety-record-casts-concern-drilling-project-0#sthash.ReuCE0R3.dpuf

Anadarko's Safety Record Casts Concern On Drilling Project Not a Steward for Pristine Forest: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Cited for 246 Violations from 2009-2013; Water Pollution Record Ranks 7th Worst Among 600 Operators in Pennsylvania http://tgeink.com/content/anadarkos-safety-record-casts-concern-drilling-project-0#sthash.ReuCE0R3.dpuf

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