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A man cleans garbage along the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata, India, April 9, 2017.

India’s holy Ganges River is devastatingly polluted, yet provides drinking water for over 400 million people — here’s what it looks ...

The Ganges River is in bad shape. Sewage flows into the water that people use to cook, bathe, and perform burial rites. Cleanup efforts are behind schedule.

Vaping instead of smoking still exposes you to toxic metals like lead — here’s how worried you should be

A new study found that people who vape may be inhaling potentially dangerous levels of toxic metals like lead.

Trump is dismantling Obama’s biggest legacy — here are the most significant changes he’s made

President Trump has so far made efforts to revoke or reverse at least 52 Obama-era environmental polices aimed at fighting the gradual warming of the planet.
A paramedic checking the blood sugar levels of a diabetes patient.

Where you live could have an impact on whether you get diabetes

Black people are nearly twice as likely as white people to develop type 2 diabetes. A groundbreaking new study suggests environmental factors may be to blame.
A woman wearing a scarf to cover her face looks on as she waits for a passenger bus on a smoggy morning.

These photos of pollution in Delhi reveal why authorities are calling the city a ‘gas chamber’

Schools are closed in Delhi as pollution and smog fills the air. The government is sounding the alarm.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

One of the EPA’s newest science experts thinks ‘modern air’ is too clean to breathe

The EPA administrator is shaking up his Scientific Advisory Board - and some of the picks are raising eyebrows.
A policeman, wearing a mask to protect from severe pollution.

Pollution is killing more people than wars, obesity, smoking, and malnutrition

A new study finds the only things more deadly to humans than pollution are 'dietary risk factors' and hypertension.

The US is the only developed country on a list of nations with the highest pollution-related deaths — here are the top 10

Environmental pollution is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. The US has one of the highest pollution-related death totals.