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A rescue ship works to extinguish the fire on the stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea.

It’s been nearly 30 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. But that crisis pales in comparison to these recent ocean disasters.

Disasters like oil spills pollute the ocean and kill marine life. Since 1967, there have been more than 9,500 tanker oil spills around the globe.
In 2016, 4 billion pounds of plastic was used in US bottled water production.

12 facts that show why bottled water is one of the biggest scams of the century

Some Americans get their water for free from the tap. The rest pay for it — at the cost of $100 billion a year.
Maya Bay in Thailand is permanently closed.

Vintage photos show how much 10 famous beaches have changed

Did you know that Venice Beach used to be an oil field? These vintage photos show how much 10 famous beaches have changed over the past 100 years.
A traditional roast dinner.

Cooking a roast dinner can cause indoor pollution worse than India’s capital city, according to new research

Researchers found that everyday activities such as cooking and cleaning made a significant contribution to the air quality of your home.
A still from a video that shows black snow on the ground in Russia.

A Russian region dependent on coal power is so polluted that its snow turned black

Towns in Siberia's coal-producing Kemerovo region have been covered in black snow during February 2019.

85% of Singapore residents eat out every week – and rice and noodles are the most commonly wasted food items while doing so, NEA says

Food waste is one of the five largest waste streams generated in the city-state, NEA said.
People gather around fences that have been erected to protect the latest piece of artwork by the underground guerrilla artist Banksy on December 20, 2018 in Port Talbot, Wales.

Banksy’s latest creation, which depicts a kid licking ash out of the air, just sold for more than $129,000 — but that wasn’t the hig...

Banksy's "Season's Greetings," an unorthodox holiday image that shows a boy licking flakes of ash from the air, sold for over 100,000 pounds.
Farmers work at a rice field near the Great Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo in 2014.

I visited what’s possibly the world’s most polluted city, and realized Americans have no idea how good they have it

Cairo, Egypt is one of the world's most polluted cities. I visited and found, even after a day, I could feel effects on my breathing, sleep, and skin.

Madrid’s ban on cars cut traffic on its busiest street by a third — and other cities are cracking down

Madrid joins a long list of cities that are restricting cars in an effort to reduce traffic and air pollution.