In Oklahoma there exists a ghost town so polluted from lead mining that leftover minerals have caused the rivers to turn red. Children who went swimming in the arsenic-filled water thought they were just getting sunburnt – in reality, they were being covered in chemical burns.
Most toilets in Hong Kong are flushed with seawater in order to conserve the city’s scarce freshwater resources.
Some people in the USA modify their cars to produce thick black diesel smoke to protest/annoy cyclists and environmentalist. It’s called ‘Rolling Coal’.
A Chinese farmer studied law for 16 years’ to defeat a corporation dumping hazardous chemical waste near his land.
Scientists in the Netherlands are developing an ocean cleaning system which uses the ocean’s currents and a barrier to remove plastic waste. A 100 km long system will be deployed in 2020 to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The Earth’s oceans absorb 25% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) that is released into the atmosphere every year. However, because of the increasing amounts of CO2 into the world’s atmosphere, the world’s oceans are slowly turning acidic.
Unable to find jobs due to their impairments, a blind man and a man with no arms joined forces to help each other. Over the last decade they have planted 10,000 trees in China; thus helping the environment while also earning enough money to survive.
China is creating a car-free city from scratch: “Great City will be built around a high-rise core housing 80,000 people, entirely walkable, and surrounded by green space.” It designed to use less water, create less waste and generate less carbon dioxide than a normal city.
A Chinese Billionaire is selling canned air in China to highlight the country’s pollution problems. The air is collected and compressed in soda cans from “revolutionary regions” around the country.