20 Haunting Photos of Environmental Pollution

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3. Strangled Seal

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Everyone learned in school during environmental talks that it was important to cut the plastic loops on your soda can packaging. However, those plastic loops are not the only things that sea animals can get tangled up in. This poor seal got some garbage wrapped so tightly around its neck that the garbage is cutting into his skin as he grows. A lifetime of suffering for one poor little seal.

4. Thirsty Anyone?

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Workers here are draining polluted water in Shanghang after it was contaminated by the nearby copper mine. The mine polluted the nearby river and left residents in the province with little option other than drinking the polluted water or drinking bottled water. Water pollution in China has been linked to rising cancer rates throughout the country. Cleanup is often left to locals as the government often refuses to acknowledge the problem.

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