Toxic Remnants of California’s Gold Rush in San Francisco Waterways for Millennia

California’s gold rush ended more than a century ago, but its contamination will last thousands of years, say scientists! Some hydraulic gold mining processes use the toxic metal mercury to separate gold from gravel. In...

Amazing Facts: Premature Mortality in Japan Due to Tropospheric Ozone

Too much ozone kills! This is the result of a survey conducted by 47 Japanese prefectures to better understand the relation between premature mortality versus modeled and monitored tropospheric ozone concentrations. Their estimations are based on measurements...

Air Apocalypse in China: Super Smog Hits Harbin in North China

This is not a camera problem! It's a super smog attack in Harbin, a 11 mio people city in northern China! Amazing! This weird and massive smog shut down one of northeastern China's largest cities...

Discover Untung Jawa the “Trash Island”: it’s Once Pristine Surf Beaches Are Now Giant Garbage Swamps

We are turning our Oceans and Seas into a toxic hell! And these terrible photographs feature our garbage-earth beautifully! Indonesia is a paradise for surfers that travel to remote islands to surf perfect waves. It’s rare...

The World’s Largest Tire Graveyard in Kuwait Is So Large It Can Be Seen From Space

We need tires for our transportation means. But what happens when they are used? Discover the world's largest tire graveyard in Kuwait. In Kuwait City's Sulaibiya area every year gigantic holes are dug out in the...