DailyDirt: Pollution Put In Some Perspective

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There are all kinds of environmental disasters going on -- some quietly, while other stories will be in the headlines for the foreseeable future. Optimistically, all the predictions of environmental catastrophes will be avoided by technology, but it's also technological developments that can bring about various ecological quandaries. When products are new and improved, they're not always an improvement to the environment. If you live near the Great Lakes, check out some of these ecological threats in your neck of the woods. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

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    Pixelation, 28 Sep 2015 @ 5:49pm

    " it's probably time to get rid of these tiny particles"

    Or we could just start using the fish for toothpaste, facial scrub and for soap. Problem solved!

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Sep 2015 @ 7:42pm

    Pollution, all around.
    Sometimes up, sometimes down.
    But always around.
    Pollution,
    Are you coming to my town?
    Or am I coming to yours?
    Ha!
    We're on different buses, pollution,
    But we're both using...
    Petrol.
    Bombs!

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    Rekrul, 28 Sep 2015 @ 8:25pm

    Onondaga Lake has been called the 'most polluted lake' in America, but after about 100 years and a billion bucks, it's starting to get clean.

    It's getting clean? Damn! We can't have that! We need to get some fracking in there ASAP!

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Sep 2015 @ 9:18pm

    I can only imagine what the streams and lakes will look like in SW Pennsylvania after the fracking craze drains the area, a scorched earth ,poisoned and devoid of life, say thanks to the EPA for NOT finding anything wrong with the chemicals used in the process.

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    kehvan (profile), 28 Sep 2015 @ 10:15pm

    Ultimately the only ones who care about the environment are humans... nature goes on irrespective.

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      JoeCool (profile), 29 Sep 2015 @ 12:37am

      Re:

      There IS a balance in nature - it's called "death". Animals will strip the landscape bare until there's nothing to eat, then die of starvation. Herbivores as well as carnivores. Insects are particularly bad about stripping the ground bare. That's why locusts have been a feared plague for millennia.

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Sep 2015 @ 5:29am

    UV Degradable Plastics?

    I wonder if changing microbead plastic would solve it. Of course it would also need to degrade harmlessly. Apologies for any fatfingered cellphone spam in earlier attempts.

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    Ninja (profile), 29 Sep 2015 @ 5:53am

    As always, the Government will only take action when the problem is insanely big and expensive to solve. While we pay the price. I'm trying to avoid products with microbeads but it's not that easy to know which ones have them.

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Sep 2015 @ 2:38pm

    We all will die one day, but at this rate we will die sooner... And the planet Earth will not give a fuck.

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