Students from Benjamin Franklin High School in Baltimore are banding together to try and get their community riled up against a possible new trash incinerator being built in their neighborhood. It’s not as easy as it sounds.
Damn. Beijing is F’d, but at least some people seem to want to solve the issue of pollution there.
China is so F’d man. I mean, good on this guy (Wu Lihong) for risking his life, sacrificing his family, and basically going alone against the Chinese government for polluting his hometown.
Using bioluminescent bacteria, Dr. Edie Widder has made pollution that is relatively invisible to the naked eye visible to us. This is valuable to see just how polluted waterways are as you’ll see in the video above where she takes a sample and shows dead spots in the bioluminescent bacteria.
Have a look at The Blue Marble at night in this Google Maps mashup. ᔥ Explore
Photo: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters The Big Picture posts a number of photos of China’s toxic pollution levels and its effects on the population. Bad crops, poor health, and visibility that looks like you’re in dense fog. It’s all pretty terrible and it doesn’t look like it’s getting better.