Pollution

Pollution

The Pacific Ocean is becoming caffeinated

While the concentrations aren't exactly espresso-level, it's still cause for concern.

Pollution

Instead of cleaning up lake, dumbasses dye it blue

Lake Delton, in the Wisconsin Dells, has been looking a little like your mom: hard-used and fungusy. Algae overgrowth gave the lake a greenish cast, and made it appear less-than-healthy to swim in. The solution, according to the company that maintains Lake Delton: Just dump a whole lot of blue dye in there and call it a day. It cost Aqua Engineering over $30,000 to dye the 267-acre lake, which to be fair is a lot less per square foot than it costs me to dye my hair. But locals are still thinking it might not have been the best …

Politics

Romney suggests EPA worry about symptoms of pollution, not causes

We weren't going to tell you which presidential candidate said this, but we think you probably would have guessed.

Pollution

The environment is trying to ruin the Olympics again

It's like Mother Earth doesn't want us to have fun for some reason.

Are more colorful lobsters a bad sign?

More and more unusually colored lobsters are being reported, as stocks in Maine spike and those in Connecticut plummet.

Pollution

Jeremy’s iron will: On-screen villain plays the good guy in anti-waste doc

In a new documentary, "Trashed," Jeremy Irons explores the toxic effects an endless worldwide buildup of waste has on our health and environment.

Pollution

Seriously mindblowing photo of toxic spill damage in Hungary

Photographer Palíndromo Mészáros has a whole series of photographs documenting the aftereffects of a 2010 toxic aluminum spill in Hungary. They’re all pretty staggering, but this one in particular really messed with our heads. This is not a before photo and an after photo stitched together. This is just what this forest looks like now, two years after being flooded with aluminum-heavy sludge that killed underbrush and left a red stain on trees. 

Media

Fox News thinks pollution is good for the planet

Fox News is now apparently telling viewers that pollution helps forests grow.

Scientists make depressing discovery about oceanic plastic pollution using depressing research technique

One of the best ways to gauge the extent of plastic pollution is by slicing up dead birds, some of whom were killed by the plastic.

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