Shootings Break Out in Pacified Favela Near Copacabana Beach

Brazil Toxic Gas Leak in Photos

Chemical explosion in the Brazil's biggest port is causing toxic gas leak in the area.
Lake Okeechobee seen from space

A Lake in South Florida Floods Rivers with Garbage; Neighbors Cry Foul

In South Florida, on the estuaries of Lake Okeechobee, there's a problem brewing. As swimmers head down to the shoreline, they see the signage: "Advisory," read the one around the estuary, according to the New York Times. "High bacteria levels. Avoid contact with the water. Increased risk of illness at this time." Okeechobee is no small lake: at 730 square miles, it's about half the size of Rhode Island, and it's the largest lake in the United States. And the problem it's creating is no small potato, either.

Human-Induced Air Pollution Claims Over 2 Million Lives Per Year

Outdoor air pollution caused by humans is currently responsible for over two million deaths per year, according to a new study, highlighting the effects of humans and downplaying the role of natural climate change.
Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Populations Decline Dramatically In Chesapeake Bay Region, Report Claims

a new study shows that the smallmouth bass population in the region has shrunken considerably, and could spell bad news for other fish as well.
Chinese Pollution

Air Pollution In Beijing Spikes Just Days Before National Legislature Meeting

China's pollution problem is no secret, but I think few are aware of just how bad it actually is. Just days before its national legislature holds its annual meeting, the amount of air pollution in Bejing nearly doubled, climbing to exceptionally hazardous levels.
Gas Prices at a Pump in California

54.5 MPG Fuel Economy On All U.S. Automobiles by 2025: Obama Administration Puts Forward Regulations

In a bid to cut carbon dioxide emissions in half by 2025, the Obama administration has introduced regulations that will require new fleets of cars and trucks to average 54.5 miles per gallon fuel economy over the next thirteen years.

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