1. 14 billion pounds (6B Kg.) of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.
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  2. Americans make up 5% of the world's population, and yet, produce 30% of the world's waste and use 25% of the world's resources.
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  3. Human pollution has caused the average length of polar bears' penises to shrink.
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  4. For every 1 million tons of oil shipped, about 1 ton is spilled.
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  5. Almost a third of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China.
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  6. A child dies
    every 8 seconds
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    contaminated water.
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  7. Breathing the air of Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day.
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  8. 1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution, a study says.
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  9. 3.4 million people
    die
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    water-related causes.
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  10. Nearly 700 million Chinese people
    drink contaminated water.
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  11. Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
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  12. Lake Karachay in Russia is the most radioactive and polluted lake in the world.
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  13. In 2012, Humans generated over 49 million tons of electronic waste.
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  14. Thousands of marine creatures die by mistakenly swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish.
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  15. Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour. Each one takes 500 years to decompose.
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  16. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space, but China's air pollution is.
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  17. While Beijing's pollution problem is more famous, the world's most polluted city is New Delhi, India.
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  18. Fish in polluted lakes lose their sense of smell.
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  19. The groundwater of 90% of Chinese cities is polluted.
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  20. About a third of male fish in British rivers are changing sex due to pollution, especially from contraceptive pills, a research found.
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  21. When we account for the pollution costs associated with gasoline, it costs an extra US$3.80 per gallon.
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  22. During London's "Great Smog" of 1952, between 4,000 and 12,000 people died in a few days due to air pollution.
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  23. Air pollution causes lung cancer and is also linked to an increased risk for bladder cancer.
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  24. Pollution kills more than 1 million seabirds and 100 million mammals every year.
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  25. Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California.
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  26. The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California.
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  27. In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the "green" alternative.
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  28. 40% of Americans are breathing unhealthy air, according to a report by the American Lung Association.
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  29. Nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million deaths between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage according to NASA.
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  30. A study found that nearly 16,000 American babies are born premature each year at least in part because of air pollution.
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  31. Scientists dip tampons in rivers to test for pollution.
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  32. A third of humanity, including 60% of Europeans and 80% of North Americans, live in such light polluted areas that the Milky Way is not visible at night.
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  33. Polluted water kills children at a rate equivalent to a fully laden jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
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  34. The Taj Mahal's white marble exterior is gradually turning yellow due to high levels of air pollution.
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