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The US does not have ‘the world’s cleanest and safest air,’ as Trump has claimed. These are the 8 states with the worst air pollutio...

The US ranks 10th worldwide when it comes to air quality. Within the US, California has the worst air pollution.

Smog, selfies, and city living are fueling demand for cosmetics, L’Oréal boss says

Urbanites socialize more and pollution threatens their hair and skin, while social media filters have ramped up pressure to look good in real life.
Around 600 cruise ships dock in Venice, Italy, every year.

7 places being ruined by cruise ships

Here are seven places that have been negatively impacted by cruise ships, and how they're working to recover.
Storage tanks for radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Fukushima is running out of space to store contaminated water. Japan’s environment minister said the ‘only option’ is to dump it in ...

Dumping contaminated water into the ocean could damage Japan's local fishing economy. Contamination could also travel to South Korea's coast.

President Trump keeps falsely saying the US has the ‘world’s cleanest and safest air.’ Actually, he’s making pollution worse.

The US doesn't have the cleanest air in the world. In fact, measured in terms of PM 2.5, the country comes in seventh, and it is getting worse.

13 photos that show how humans have changed the world’s forests

Deforestation, pollution, climate change, and old fashioned human carelessness are wreaking havoc on the world's forests.

Indonesia is spending $33 billion to move its capital from a sinking city to an island where forests have been burning

The nation's new capital city, Borneo, has been plagued by deforestation, which releases high amounts of carbon dioxide.
Hundreds of millions of nurdles were knocked off a vessel during a typhoon in Hong Kong in 2012.

Tiny pellets called ‘nurdles’ are leeching into the ocean. A new Shell plant could produce 80 trillion of them a year.

Nurdles from a new Shell plant outside Pittsburgh can be used to make virgin-plastic items like phone cases or food packaging.
Smog over Denver in 1974.

35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated

Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing US cities before regulations limited the damage.
This photograph depicts countless cigarette butts in a public ashtray. The photograph was taken in the city of Courbevoie, in the department of Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Littered cigarette butts are the most widespread man-made pollutant and they harm plant growth, according to study

The study adds to concerns about discarded cigarette remnants as an under-acknowledged, but widespread, pollutant.