pollution

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg director Makoma Lekalakala speaks at the Madrid U.N. Climate Change Conference in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg)

The George Washington University
In South Africa, a country with the world's largest wealth disparity, poor communities face daily environmental threats. Find out how environmental justice activists are chipping away at this inequality through grassroots efforts.

Lake Erie algal blooms (NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/Flickr).

George Washington University
The Baltic Sea is choking, and so are many of the creatures that depend on it.  Oxygen levels of the Baltic are so depleted that fish and plant species can’t survive in its waters, making it one of the most polluted seas in the world.
The George Washington University
Eastern oysters are one of the most iconic species living in the Chesapeake Bay, providing benefits to the Bay’s ecosystem and economy. But unfortunately, eastern oysters are in trouble.   Lets take a closer look at how scientists at the George... Read More
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Where do we draw the line between historical preservation and present-day environmental degradation? In the case of Glass Bottle Beach, where early 1900's garbage bleeds into the ocean with every tide, the line is surprisingly very fuzzy.
Eckerd College
A day at the beach turns into a disaster when two guys realize that the world's beaches are littered with trash, so they seek justice as they try to change other people's wasteful habits.
SUNY ESF
As the world becomes increasingly industrialized, globalized, and warmer, small family farmers in the United States have been left behind, struggling to maintain their businesses.
SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry
So much of the pollution of our water and public health risks can be traced back to pollution from excess fertilizer application by the agriculture industry.

A homeless encampment in Seattle from 2018. (David Lee/Flickr)

Seattle, WA
When I leave my apartment in the Chinatown neighborhood of Seattle I see lush green trees, the VA medical building sitting atop a hill, Mt. Rainer off in the distance, and a man with all of his possessions in a rundown van. 
Sewanee University
Amigos del Mar educates youth about how pollution on the island of Tierra Bomba plays in the destruction of their essential marine ecosystems off the coast of mainland Cartagena.
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Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Even when most microplastics are consumed by smaller marine species, no animal—including humans—is immune to its risks as it rises through the food chain.

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