Tons of deadly chemicals poured into public water make this Dhaka slum among the most polluted places in the world. The leather industry is big business in Bangladesh. Leather tanneries are one of the country’s most toxic places to work. But the government seemingly is doing nothing to mitigate it.
As the UN climate control conference continues in Warsaw, the Climate Accountability Institute releases its list of the 25 worst polluters in the world. Top five: Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Saudi Aramco, BP and Gazprom. Photo: nickton
The waterways of Rio de Janeiro are filled with untreated waste dumped from the city’s slums. Now the question is, can they be cleaned up in time for the 2016 Olympics? Or will images like these be the lasting impressions people worldwide have of Brazil’s second largest city?
Tepco, the operator of the tsunami and earthquake-damaged Fukushima power plant, says it will begin removing the first of 1,500 fuel rods in what’s being described as a risky year-long process necessary to stabilize the leaking site. Photo by MiK3Y/Flickr.
A company that makes prepared chicken salad has recalled more than 180,000 pounds of its products after some were linked to a few cases of E. coli infection. California-based Glass Onion Catering has recalled products distributed to Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. Read more […]
The holidays are approaching and that means fire fireplaces will be fired up. But one hazard that many don’t think of is the heat generated to glass fireplace screens. According to the industry group the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, children and pets are at greatest risk, though adults have been known to be burned from […]
We know that the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Tokyo is creating health risks. A company is now trying to capitalize on that by manufacturing underwear to protect the privates of those who live and work in the area. Read more here.
By ARYEH SAVIR Tazpit News Agency Research conducted at Tel Aviv University in The Kinneret, the Sea of Gallilee, has led to the dramatic discovery that ancient Near East empires collapsed following a climate crisis in the region. A study of fossil pollen particles in sediments extracted from the bottom of the Sea of Galilee […]
Trees may turn golden for reasons that have nothing to do with the onset of autumn: Eucalyptus trees can hold grains of gold, potentially helping reveal buried treasure, scientists now find. Many plants root deep into the Earth, drawing up nutrients and minerals they need for life. Researchers hope this fact could one day help […]